UPDATE (September 9) - A friendly reminder that if you haven't reserved your seat yet, we are still accepting donations until Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.
UPDATE (September 3) - Thank you to everyone who has supported the Axworthy Lecture Series.
Anyone who made a donation before 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 3rd will be sent ticket(s) to their provided mailing address. Anyone who makes a donation after Thursday, September 3rd will have their tickets available at the door.
UPDATE (AUGUST 13) - Thank you to everyone who has supported the Lecture Series and helped us to surpass our original crowdfunding goal! However, we still have seats left in exchange for donations, so make your gift today and reserve your spot to see Dr. Jane Goodall on September 11th!
Through your kind donations we are able to continue to bring in distinguished speakers like Dr. Goodall and keep these events open and accessible to the public.
We also have more event details, which are available here.
MAKE A GIFT TO THE AXWORTHY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE PUBLIC GOOD TO SECURE A SEAT TO SEE JANE GOODALL
"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right."
- Dr. Jane Goodall
Thanks to the generous support of donors, The University of Winnipeg welcomed Dr. Cornel West to campus on May 8th, 2015 as our inaugural Axworthy Keynote speaker. The evening was a great success and Dr. West captivated the audience with his powerful message.
We are now excited to gear up for the second Axworthy Lecture which will be held at 7 pm on September 11th, featuring the renowned primatologist, environmentalist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall.
In our continued commitment to accessibility, we are pleased to announce that the majority of the audience space at the lecture will be available as free rush seating to the community. This is possible because of the generous support of donors — which has inspired the event organizers and the UWFoundation to run a promotion to say thank you to new donors of the Axworthy Lecture Series.
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HOW IT WORKS
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In appreciation of each new donation of $50 made to the lecture series, we are pleased to provide a gift of one general admission seat to Dr. Goodall’s lecture.
Or if you prefer, for each new donation of $100, the foundation will provide a gift of one reserved premium floor seat.
Tickets will be sent to the mailing address you provide. Of course, if you prefer, a tax receipt can be provided instead of the gift of guaranteed admission to the lecture.
WHY SUPPORT AN OPEN LECTURE?
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Through such gifts, you ensure not only your own pass to the keynote, but also that approximately 1,500 seats will be available free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Your support will also help ensure that we can continue to bring leading social activists and front-ranking scholars to campus while keeping these important discussions accessible and open to the public.
Furthermore, 100% of Dr. Goodall’s speaking fees go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute to continue her vital conservation work, so your gift’s impact will be doubled!
The goal of The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good is to discuss important social justice issues such as: gender; religion and secularism; Indigeneity; language; ethnicity and race; ecology; and economy; in an accessible and exciting forum to provoke public dialogues within the community.
If you are passionate about social justice, an admirer of Jane Goodall and/or wish to help raise UWinnipeg’s global profile, please make a gift and/or share this page. Every gift makes a difference and the more people we can reach; the more likely we will be able to continue to run this lecture in the future.
If you would like to request a tax receipt instead of guaranteed admission or if you have any questions, please contact Andrew Colvin at 204.988.7496 or firstname.lastname@example.org