March 12 marked the premiere of Brett Morgen’s film Jane on National Geographic, which gifted viewers a breathtaking peek into Goodall’s expeditions to Western Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Now, Dr. Jane will take to the stage at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall where she will speak to the personal power that all of us have and our responsibility to affect change in the planet we call home.
Goodall was twenty-six years old when she journeyed to what is now known as Gombe Stream National Park in 1960. Since then, the London-born activist has promoted widespread awareness about chimpanzee extinction and has travelled the world to bolster consciousness and rally action. At eighty-four years old, this primatologist and anthropologist is yet to slow her roll, driving home the fact that a good cause never, ever stops being relevant.
Earth Day with Dr. Goodall in Toronto takes place April 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. Get your tickets here. All proceeds from ticket sales support The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s cause: to save our precious planet and its most endangered species.
To find out more about Jane Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s work and this highly anticipated event, visit her website.