with Peter ...
with Peter Lenges
Join Samburu Elder, Peter Lenges
, for a slideshow of photos from his
most recent journey home to Kenya, where young men in his
region continue a tradition of circumcision, transitioning them into warrior status.Alert to the potential transmission of HIV by sharing one knife and knowledgeable of cultural taboos, Lenges
successfully intervened in four villages.Affecting 200 young men's lives, Lenges
will share his
story of determination to support his
people through a healthful and prosperous time of Western influence-while struggling to maintain key features of Samburu language and culture. Lenges has been a cultural trainer for the U.S. Peace Corps, an Officer for Kenya Customs and Exercise, an auto mechanic, he speaks fluent Swahili, and he holds several degrees from local Washington institutions.
claims that his
most important training came from his
grandmothers who taught him the ancient Samburu language, rarely spoken even in rural areas of Kenya.His
knowledge of Samburu values and oral tradition coupled with his
experience transitioning between continents have heightened his
concern for his
people as Western ways influence indigenous lives.Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and a unique perspective into the traditions of the Samburu.When: Saturday June 14, 2008 - 3:00 PMWhere: Camp Long Lodge 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126 Directions
What: SLIDESHOW: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for Women
Immediately following our time with Lenges
, enjoy photos from our popular all women ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft.) along with an intimate discussion covering pre-climb training and altitude concerns for women.