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Author Doc Hendley of Wine to Water Speaks at UNCG on September 12

Each year, hundreds of new students at UNCG participate in the First Year Summer Read.  This year, the selected book, Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World, is authored by one of Greensboro's own.  Doc Hendley, a 1997 graduate of Ragsdale High School, a 2004 graduate of NC State University, and a 2009 CNN Hero, will return to Greensboro to speak on campus. The University Libraries are pleased to help sponsor Hendley's visit to UNCG, and we welcome our Friends and other interested community members to join us at his talk.

The event is Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Aycock Auditorium on the corner of Tate and Spring Garden Streets.  Parking is available behind the Weatherspoon Art Gallery off of Tate Street.  The event is free and open to the public.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

Hendley's book describes his experience of conceptualizing and founding Wine to Water, a non-profit organization that provides clean water to people around the world.  As described on his website, Hendley "dreamed up the concept of the organization while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 the first fundraiser was held and by August of that same year Doc was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims of the government supported genocide."  Hendley's story touches on many topics, from sustainability, to global health and politics, to grass-roots service.