Possible Civil War In Ethiopia, Using Art To Support Trees, And Empowering Women In Rural Africa
On today's show:
- Ethiopian security forces shot and killed dozens of Oromo protesters over the weekend. We talk about the ongoing conflict with Getachew Begashaw, professor of economics at Harper College and Seenaa Jimjimo, a Chicago-based writer and campaign director for the Oromo Advocacy Group.
- We speak with environmental artist Jenny Kendler, who wants people to care about trees – especially tree roots. Her installation, See the Forest (For the Trees) is on view at the Naperville Park District’s Knoch Knolls Nature Center during its "Nature Art Week."
- The non-profit Mpanzi works to empower women and girls in education, health and sustainable livelihoods. For our Global Activism segment, Mpanzi cofounder and president, Jackie Ogega, tells us how her group assists women and girls through microlending, storytelling and vocational training.