International humanitarian and author Greg Mortenson will be a special guest on campus this fall. In preparation for his visit, students, teachers, staff members, parents, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in an all-school read of Mortensen’s co-authored first book, Three Cups of Tea, which tells the story of his experiences after a mountaineering trip up Pakistan’s K2.
While recovering in a nearby village, Mortenson promised children he met to help them build a school. As of 2010, he has established over 141 schools, and another five dozen temporary refugee schools, that provide education to over 64,000 children, including 52,000 girls, in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where few education opportunities existed before.
This event for the Williston community, which is supported by a gift from the family of Sara Wattles Perry ’77, will provide an opportunity for reflection on questions and challenges of ethics and citizenship. Due to space limitations, this is not a public event. However, the public is invited to watch remotely via a live webcast on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.williston.com/live to view the presentation.