On Monday, MFAN will co-host an event featuring TED fellow Rye Barcott–author and co-founder of Carolina for Kibera who also served as a U.S. marine for five years with tours in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, Former Governor of Idaho, will deliver opening remarks. MFAN is co-sponsoring the event along with the Trade, Aid and Security Coalition, the Business Council for Global Development, and Carolina for Kibera. To RSVP for this event, click here.
Below is a video that tells the story of Barcott’s time spent in Kibera–a small town in Africa–and how his experience there with locals and his experience as a marine inspired his new book It Happened on the Way to War.