BOOKMARKS Presents a Conversation with Greg Mortenson
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $25.00!!
You may purchase tickets beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Narthex of Wake Forest University. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Greg Mortenson joins BOOKMARKS on his national tour for the paperback release of his bestseller, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace Through Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which he co-authored. His first book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote PeaceÃ¢ÂÂ¦One School At A Time was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, Mortenson grew up on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The award-winning U.S. Army veteran is a graduate of the University of South Dakota. In 1993, he climbed Pakistan's K2, the world's second highest mountain, located in the Karakoram range. While in the village of Korphe, Mortenson met a group of children and made a promise to help them build a school. He has dedicated his life to, and been hailed as a hero for, promoting community based education and literacy campaigns in remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson has gained the trust of Islamic leaders, military commanders, government officials and tribal chiefs from his tireless effort to champion education Ã¢Â" especially for girls.
As of 2010, Mortenson has established over 131 schools which provide education to over 58,000 children in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This group includes 48,000 girls in an area where few educational opportunities existed before his intervention. His humanitarian efforts over the last 15 years have earned him Pakistan's highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan ("Star of Pakistan"), and two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The evening's conversation will reveal Greg Mortenson's insights, highlight his experiences, and affirm his dedication to education and literacy.
General Admission includes one ticket for the Conversation Event, followed by a book signing and light refreshments after the program. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
$10.00 General Admission Tickets for Students Ã¢Â" if purchased in advance please be prepared to show your Student ID when you present your ticket. This applies to students in all colleges and K - 12.
$18.00 Ã¢Â" General Admission Tickets
$25.00 Ã¢Â" General Admission Tickets Ã¢Â" if purchased at the door (This option may not be available if the event is sold out.)
SOLD OUT!! $95.00 - Premier Admission includes a private reception with Greg Mortenson beginning at 6:00 p.m. and features heavy hors'doeuvres, a paperback copy of Stones into Schools, a book signing, reserved premier seating at the event, and limited VIP parking. ($50.00 is tax deductible).
Wait Chapel/Wake Forest University
Wake Forest Campus
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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