Lisa Dazols is not a preacher. But when she took the floor, you could hear a pin drop at Oakland’s Plymouth United Church of Christ, in California, on Saturday.
She was speaking as the chief guest at a fundraising gathering in support of Tusk Trust, which focuses on wildlife conservation, community and education development in Kenya. The fundraiser was organized by Kenyan born and US certified coach, Cory Nyamora. He is training runners who will be competing in Kenya in support of the project.
When Jenni and Lisa first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. But this business manager and social worker had no idea that their promise would lead them to leave their 9-5 jobs, pick up a video camera, and travel through Asia, Africa and South America in search of the people who are leading the movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.
Lisa narrated their yearlong journey through 15 countries. Even more breathtaking was the couple’s video-journal footage of their interviews of LGBT leaders highlighting their experiences in Kenya and East Africa. Visit the Out and Around Website.
We are grateful to Lisa for sacrificing her weekend break to support Tusk Trust.
Everyone of them needs to raise at least the $1500 to support Tusk Trust.
Also thanks to all the sponsors who helped us with the fundraiser:
Leon Augustine, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones.
Erica Britton PsyD. - Akiwa Wellness
Christian Bryan, Personal Trainer - Gen-XL
Amy Fogliani, Coordinator, Marketing and Recruitment – School of Education, University of San Francisco
Rev. Marjorie Matthews – Plymouth United Church of Christ
Below is a slideshow of the fundraiser in support of Tusk Trust, which promotes wildlife conservation as well as community and education development in Kenya.