Wine to Water charity founder Doc Hendley to speak at IUPUI on April 1

  • March 13, 2013

Doc Hendley, founder of the charitable organization Wine to Water, will speak at IUPUI on April 1, kicking off Earth Month activities on campus. The presentation is also part of the Efroymson Lectures on International Art, Culture and Heritage and a Greening IUPUI grant.

The event is free and open to the public. Hendley came up with the idea for Wine to Water, which provides clean water and sanitation to people around the world, while bartending and playing music in 2003 in nightclubs around Raleigh, N.C. Since then, his organization has transformed lives in Sudan, India, Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Peru, South Africa, Kenya and Haiti.

Hendley was one of CNN’s 2009 Heroes.

An IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management alumni and donor reception will take place at 5 p.m. in Campus Center Theater, on the lower level of the center, 420 University Blvd. Hendley will then speak in the theater from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. A book signing for “Wine to Water” will follow.

The school is presenting the Efroymson Lectures on International Art, Culture and Heritage, and two of its faculty, Amanda Cecil and Susie Benko, received the Greening IUPUI grant for presentations regarding green approaches to meetings and events.

Registration is required only if you plan to attend the reception preceding the presentation, or if you wish to receive one of the 50 free books. Guests may register for the reception at

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