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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.

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.


February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Princeton Public Library
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