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Sam Daley-Harris: Writing Checks, Signing Petitions, and Protest Marches: Is That All There Is?

February 22, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Has this election left you hungry to have a bigger voice in our democracy?  Are you frustrated by the options you see: writing more checks, signing more petitions, and joining more protests or counter-protests?  Are you wondering if that’s all there is?  In this talk, Sam Daley-Harris shows that there’s actually much more.

He loves to quote author Frances Moore Lappé’s admonition, “Our real problem is not a heating planet or rampant malnutrition … We only have one real problem: Our own feelings of powerlessness to manifest the solutions right in front of our noses.”  For Daley-Harris, the key is connecting with an organization committed to helping dissolve the powerlessness, but that’s not an easy task.  Join him as he guides us around the pitfalls and on a path to making a profound difference on issues like getting money out of politics, climate change, ending global and domestic poverty, and ending mass incarceration.

Representatives from several groups will also be on site with information during this event:

Sam Daley-Harris founded the anti-poverty lobby RESULTS in 1980, co-founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, and founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation (CCET) in 2012. He is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government.”

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm