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Get a Glimpse Into New Cultures with this National Geographic Speaker Series

Enjoy an evening of fascinating insights from this special National Geographic showcase coming to the Kauffman Center! Continuing its series of special talks and lectures, the Kauffman Center will host marine biologist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier’s talk entitled Standing at the Water’s Edge.

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapó people in the Amazon, Mittermeier documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need. With her fascinating images and stories captured while embedded with these cultures, Mittermeier explores the meaning of living with just enough to leave our planet intact.

National Geographic Live speakers share their journeys of exploration from being on assignment around the world, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the world we live in. Illustrated with award-winning photography and video, each evening concludes with a speaker-led audience Q&A session. This exclusive presentation featuring Cristina Mittereier is sure to be an intriguing evening, so mark your calendar and see the show!

We know you love your home at Edgewater at City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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