Animal rights activist Temple Grandin coming to Kelowna

Activist and author Temple Grandin will be in Kelowna Tuesday, Jan. 17.
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KELOWNA – An author and celebrity animal rights activist who was the subject of a 2010 feature film will be in Kelowna this month for a free public talk.

Mary Temple Grandin is an autistic woman who used her unique mind to change the cattle industry in the US. She was also played by Claire Danes in the movie Temple Grandin, which profiled the challenges she overcame and the wisdom she has.

Grandin’s talk called Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society will provide insight and understanding about different types of thinkers, their skills and how they can complement each other, according to a media release.

“Grandin will share her experiences, from working on construction projects in the cattle industry, to learning with autism, to writing best-selling books, and will articulate her point that the world needs just as many visual thinkers, those who excel at the arts, as it does pattern thinkers, those who excel at mathematics,” the release says.

As part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker series, Grandin will be at the Kelowna Community Theatre Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the public event however pre-registration is required.

Visit the UBC Okanagan website for more information.

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