Barry Childs, founder of Africa Bridge (africabridge.org), will be the guest speaker at this month’s general meeting. Headquartered at Marylhurst University, Africa Bridge combats child poverty in Tanzania through economic development at the village level: creating farming coops, facilitating micro-lending, and building and renovating classrooms and clinics. Thus far Africa Bridge has been active in 20 villages. Childs, who grew up in Tanzania and was formerly at Abbott Laboratories, is a 2010 winner of the $100,000 Purpose Prize awarded to innovative “social entrepreneurs” over the age of 60. Join us at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue (enter on NW Flanders) at 6PM, Wednesday, April 23. Refreshments will be served.