Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mountaineer promotes peace

Former Out There writer Deb Acord talked to Greg Mortensen of Montana a few times in her career at The Gazette. She helped shine a light on Greg's campaign to improve the lives of people in the remote villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The co-founder of the Central Asia Institute met the people while climbing in the region.

You can hear about Greg's efforts tonight at 7 at Shove Chapel at Colorado College. Doors open at 6:30. I imagine the seats will quickly fill up.

The event is sponsored by Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Center for Homeland Security (educated kids become adult workers, not terrorists), and comes on the heels of Greg's success as an author. Check out his book, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time."

Greg decided to help the villagers after they nursed him back to health after a climbing mishap. His efforts have resulted in construction of at least 64 schools.


Zen said...

Well done Greg. Well done.

Steve Bremner said...

I got there right at 7 and they were turning people away from both the Shove Chapel as well as the Armstrong Theater where they were broadcasting it. Very impressive that we have that kind of support in our fair city. I bought his book on my Amazon Kindle and walked over to the Tutt Library where I read the first chapter. Wow. I understand the power of this Mensch and what he is working towards.

Dena Rosenberry said...

My mom went at least a half-hour early and said people were lined up for blocks! It's great Greg is getting that kind of support and recognition.