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GLOBAL ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT JUNIATA COLLEGE

(Posted March 6, 2001)

Njoki Njoroge Njehu, director of 50 Years is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice, will speak on "Building a Movement on Global Justice: Challenging the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank" at 8:15 p.m. March 19 at Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the campus of Juniata College.

Her talk will focus on her group's efforts to change the policies and programs of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Her group works to make the development plans of these two international financial organizations more accountable as well as more democratic for all nations.

The lecture is sponsored by the Juniata College peace and conflict studies department. It is free and open to the public.

The organization 50 Years is Enough was founded in 1994, the year of the 50th anniversary of the World Bank and IMF. They have formed collaborative partnerships with more than 185 international organizations in 65 countries.

Njoki Njoroge Njehu, a native of Kenya, has worked at 50 Years is Enough since 1997. She began her career at the organization as the public outreach/information coordinator and was named director in 1998.

Njehu earned a bachelor's degree in Third World/women's studies and attended graduate school at Cornell University.

She is a member of the advisory board for Trans Fair (USA) and the Campaign for Human Rights. She also participates in Amnesty International's Speakers' Bureau.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.