NEWBURYPORT – The next Village Talk on Jan. 15 will feature Barbara Dowd, Jane Tuohy and Frances McLaughlin sharing stories, images and photographs from their recent trip to Tanzania.

They will talk about how Tanzania is a land of contrasts where ancient tribal ways and modern life co-exist, as do impoverished cities and sweeping scenery.

The free talk, which is open to the public, starts at 1 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 331 High St.

The three women were in Tanzania to support the work of the Africa Asante Foundation, which supports young people in rural communities where opportunities are scarce.

Dowd’s photographs communicate the beauty and pleasure she experiences in travel and exploration of changing natural and human landscapes.

As a former board development consultant, trainer and educator, Dowd developed financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs for girls and young women. 

Tuohy is an executive coach and a partner of Cambridge Hill Partners Inc. She supports nonprofit organizations involved in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Tuohy is an active member of the First Religious Society of Newburyport and a longtime advocate for the empowerment of women and girls, gender equity and women’s leadership. 

Dowd and Tuohy are both Newburyport Village members. 

Village Talks are given every third Wednesday of the month.

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