Reclaiming Our Democracy
Undergraduate Discussion Lunch with "Ordinary Citizen" and Author
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m.
Harlos House, 1331 E. Tenth St.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
With public distrust and disapproval of government growing in the United States and the reality of a government shut down upon us, join Sam Daley-Harris, the founder and president of RESULTS, an international citizens' lobby, for a discussion about democracy, the capacity of citizens to bring about change, and ways to tackle hunger, poverty, and other problems that seem insoluble.
Daley-Harris is also the founder of the Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation and the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government and of Pathways Out of Poverty: Innovations in Microfinance for the Poorest Families.
"No other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund's Microcredit Summit Campaign."
—Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
Sam Daley-Harris "provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future."
—Former President Jimmy Carter
"At a time when cynicism and alienation from our political institutions are widespread, [the account of the work of RESULTS] . . . provides a healthy antidote."
—Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Go here for Sam Daley-Harris' TEDx talk.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please
check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event
and email Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating you wish to
sign up for the "Reclaiming Our Democracy" lunch and include your name, e-mail
year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let
you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. This
program is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.
As part of his tour to college campuses around the country,
Daley-Harris will also give a public lecture on Tuesday,
Oct. 8, 7 p.m. in Kelley School of
Business Godfrey Center, Room 1034, 1275 E. Tenth St. All are
welcome to attend the free lecture.