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Deborah Cowley at Mamprobi Community Library, Ghana Deborah Cowley is a freelance writer and broadcaster. She has travelled extensively, and in 2000 went to Ghana to write about Kathy Knowles, a Canadian who was setting up children’s libraries in the capital city of Accra. This visit led to a long association with the project. Kathy’s work in Ghana is documented in Deborah’s most recent book The Library Tree: How a Canadian Woman brought the joy of reading to a generation of African children.Her talk will cover the impact that these libraries have had for the children and their families and some recent developments.Drum a Little. Feel Better.Kathy Armstrong is a percussionist and educator with 30 years experience in the drumming, dancing and singing of Ghana. She is a Faculty Instructor in Carleton University's Music Program, and was the founding director of Ottawa's Baobab Drum Dance Community, linking Canadians of all ages with Ghanaian music and dance, including educational trips to Ghana. For her work, she has been honoured by the Ghanaian community in Ottawa and most recently was made an honorary elder in the village of Dagbamate, in the Volta region of Ghana. “Connecting people to the happiness and creative benefits of drumming, through experiential conversations in rhythm and movement.”Sunday, November 29, 20202 PM: Opening introduction and Welcome; Greetings from the Stephen Lewis Foundation 2:05: Drumming in Canada - video segment introduced by Kathy Armstrong2:10: Story Time Reading2:20: Presentation by Deborah Cowley2:40: Q & A with Deborah Cowley2:45: Drumming in Ghana - video segment introduced by Kathy Armstrong 3 PM : Final words and a Draw for a Free Copy of The Library TreeAll proceeds from this event will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign to support the African grandmothers who are caring for grandchildren orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. Initiatives provide for their basic needs, which include food, medical care, housing, school fees, grief counselling, home visits and income generation. Baobab Youth Drummers at a joint event in Accra, Ghana

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  • November 29, 2020 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ended
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