Featuring Keynote Speaker, Sam Daley-Harris:
Are Silence & Shouting Our Only Two Options for Making Change?
FLC Sustainability Updates & Awards · Free ‘Real’ Dinner · Opportunity to Make a Difference
Tuesday, February 20th 5:30-8:30 - FLC Student Union Ballroom
In these wild times, what does sustainability look like for our social and environmental systems? The daily news can feel all doom and gloom: the environment is showing signs of distress, our communities are separating and segregating, and political institutions are marred by polarized partisanship paralysis. So, what can average citizens like us do to impact these seemingly insurmountable forces? And what are we doing here at FLC to help be part of the solutions? Join the Environmental Center and Keynote Speaker, Sam Daley-Harris for an empowering evening where we challenge you to step into the power you wield! We’ll provide education and strategies for ways to bold differences toward a more sustainable college, community, state, nation, and world.
The evening will also feature a sustainability primer for those new to the topic, updates on FLC’s sustainability progress, the first ever Sustainability Superhero awards ceremony (nomination form here), and opportunities to connect with community groups working on the front lines of change-making action. And, of course, FREE dinner featuring an all ‘Real’ menu.
About Sam Daley-Harris
Sam Daley-Harris founded the anti-poverty lobby RESULTS in 1980, co-founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995 and founded Civic Courage in 2012. Civic Courage helps non-profits train their members to create champions in Congress and the media for their cause. He coached Citizens Climate Lobby its first 7 years. Daley-Harris is author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Breakbetween People and Government,” about which President Jimmy Carter said, "[Daley-Harris] provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future." Ashoka founder Bill Drayton called Daley-Harris “one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades.”
About the Keynote
Are Shouting and Silence Our Only Two Options?
Protests and boycotts – we've all seen them before, and maybe even participated in them. But are there other ways for citizens to wield power in a democracy? David Bornstein wrote in the New York Times: “Interviewing RESULTS and Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) volunteers, I’m struck by how many have had the same experience: a kind of revelation at the power they wield as citizens.” Our speaker, Sam Daley-Harris, founded RESULTS and coached CCL for its first 7 years. He aims to provide Sustainability Summit attendees with that same experience, clarity on the power they wield as citizens. Come ready to be empowered!