Angélique Kidjo to Deliver Opening Plenary at the 14th Annual Conference

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian, Angélique Kidjo, will give the Opening Plenary Address at the 14th Annual Conference in Boston. Her address, Education is Hope: Investing in the Future, will be delivered on Wednesday evening, March 21, followed immediately by the Welcome Reception.

Kidjo’s career began in her native Benin, where she performed with her mother’s theater troupe at age six. When the Communist takeover of Benin threatened her artistic expression, she fled to France, and later, New York City.

One of The Guardian‘s 100 most inspiring women in the world, she was the first woman on Forbes’s list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and OXFAM campaigner, Angélique speaks out for human rights and female empowerment through op-eds for CNN and The New York Times.

We can’t wait to hear what advice she might have for international educators.

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