Peace, Love, Books…and Bonobos!

Washington, DC area events scheduled for February 15th and 16th

On Valentine’s Day weekend, hear tales of adventure from the heart of the Congo rainforest and enter the fascinating world of the bonobo. On Saturday, award-winning author Deni Béchard reads from his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos and Make Conservation Go Viral at Politics and Prose. On Sunday, Deni will be joined by Sally Jewell Coxe and Michael Hurley, of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, at Busboys and Poets (5th & K Location). Sally and Michael will share their stories in a lively multimedia presentation.

Empty Hands, Open Arms chronicles Béchard’s travels through the Congo with BCI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting bonobos through empowering local Congolese communities. “Béchard’s riveting journey…provides a surprisingly uplifting story about a radically different and successful conservation program,” writes David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering our Place in Nature.

Empty Hands, Open Arms

Event Details

Reading at Politics and Prose

Date: 2/15/2014
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Author Event at Busboys and Poets (5th & K Location)

Date: 2/16/2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Both events are free and open to the public.

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