Attended Obianuju Ekeocha‘s talk at Georgetown tonight. Uju is one of best pro-life advocates in the world, and having followed her for a while it was great to hear her speak and meet her for the first time. I was on a conference call on my way to the talk and unfortunately missed the first 10-15 minutes, but recorded the rest. I think Georgetown Right to Life streamed or recorded the entire talk. Uju riffed on some of the themes of her book “Target Africa: Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century” and spoke with the joy and warmth that should mark every advocate of life.
Tonight was also my first time in Gaston Hall, finished around 1901 I think. What an incredible environment. The whole play conveys some of the best things about any real university: What you think matters. What you say matters. How you live matters.
Obianuju Ekeocha (Uju), the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, has dedicated her life to promoting the sanctity of life, blessings of motherhood, and right to family. The youngest of six children, Uju was born in southeast Nigeria. She earned her Master’s degree in biomedical science from the University of East London and her Bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Nigeria. She served as a medical laboratory scientist with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, and in 2006, she moved to the United Kingdom to begin her work as a biomedical scientist in hematology.
Culture of Life Africa facilitates numerous pro-life conferences and March for Life rallies in Africa. This has been made possible through Uju’s close affiliation with African members of Parliament, United Nations delegates, ambassadors, and decision makers on pro-life and pro-family issues.