For December, we will be discussing Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw by Eddie Ndopu.
December 19 | 12 PM | Montecito Library | 1469 E. Valley Road | 805-969-5063
Our December title is Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever by Eddie Ndopu. Here’s a blurb about Ndopu from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocate page:
Mr. Ndopu is an award winning, internationally acclaimed activist and humanitarian. Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at age two and given only five years to live, he has gone on to become a beacon of hope and possibility for people with disabilities around the world. Mr. Ndopu currently serves as Special Advisor to RTW Investments, a leading investor in scientific and medical innovation. He has also advised organizations such as the World Economic Forum, UN Women and Amnesty International. Mr. Ndopu holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Oxford University and is currently setting in motion plans to deliver a televised address to the UN from Space, in an effort to inspire greater ambition around the SDGs. This will make him the first physically disabled person to travel into space.
We look forward to seeing some of you for our next discussion! It’s coming quickly on Tuesday, December 19th. Kim will be off on the 4th Tuesday, so we moved it up a week.
Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 12-1 and features lively discussion of each month’s chosen book. For questions, contact Montecito Library at (805) 969-5063.
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