Betty Makoni comes to the island….

Betty Makoni

Jill Hopkins wanted you & me to know about this ahead of time, to make plans – it’s pretty cool that Ms. Makoni (who has been named a CNN Hero) will be here on the island – here’s more:

Betty Makoni, poet, activist, radio host, founded Girl Child Network to provide a haven for young victims of abuse in her native country, Zimbabwe. GCN Worldwide is now in 8 countries, reaching over 300,00 girls. Betty’s life’s work is dedicated to empower girls…one girl at a time! Admission is free to this event on Saturday, January 15 · 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Community Theatre, with donations to Girl Child Network appreciated.

Sponsored by: Spring Street International School, San Juan Community Theatre and Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. For more information, contact: Jill Hopkins 378-5390

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 1:50 am by

Categories: Around Here


  1. Betty is the best, a true hero, I am happy that recognition of her work is worldwide !!!

    Comment by Amelia on January 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm
  2. Betty is so thrilled to visit the island! We have speaking engagements in Seattle at the UW and also Bush School on Friday, January 14th.

    Thank you Jillian for all of your work in arranging this event!

    Comment by Kathleen Schmidt on January 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm


  1. Muzvare Betty Makoni – Betty Makoni in Seattle ,USA 12 to 16 January 2011

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