When: Wed., Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. 2012
Maria Pacheo has recently been featured as “one of 12 visionaries igniting idealism into action” in the book Hearts on Fire (by Jill Iscol, forward by Bill Clinton). Maria formed Kiej de los Bosques, which works with artisans to develop their designs and expand their businesses. Ms. Pacheco is also developing a program (for the UN) that will generate sources of income for communities living in or around natural World Heritage Sites, while protecting the surrounding ecosystem. She will speak about international development, sustainable self-empowerment, and her work with Mayan women artisans and others in Guatemala.