A Talk with Evie Landry
Thursday, June 26
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cape Elizabeth resident Evie Landry will speak about her experiences working in Guatemala to support access to reproductive health services. Evie made her first trip to Guatemala in 1985, serving as co-principal investigator on study about female sterilization. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of WINGS, a Guatemalan nongovernmental organization that creates opportunities for Guatemalan families to improve their lives by providing them with family planning education and access to reproductive health services. Evie will show a short clip from Blessed Fruit of the Womb, a short documentary film which won the prestigious Audience Award at the 2013 San Francisco International Short Film Festival. The documentary, filmed in 2011 in communities around Lake Atitlan, reveals some of the consequences of the lack of family planning education and services on childhood malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality, poverty and high fertility rates.
Evie has a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has developed, managed and evaluated maternal health and reproductive health programs in more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to moving to Cape Elizabeth in 2007 she was the Asia Regional Director for EngenderHealth, based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Watch a trailer for the film, Blessed Fruit of the Womb: