Reclaiming Our Democracy: A Conversation with Sam Daley-Harris

Date: 9/25/2013
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Reclaiming Our Democracy: A Conversation with Sam Daley-Harris
Sponsored by Financial Access Initiative and Research Center for Leadership in Action

Most people see working to end global poverty and ensure a stable climate as a fool’s errand.  Add to that the Citizens United decision and the flood of money rushing into politics and the despair grows deeper.   But activist and author Sam Daley-Harris has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopelessness into extraordinarily powerful advocates.  In the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy released in the fall of 2013, Daley-Harris shares how he and the citizen advocacy organizations he has founded (RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign) or coached (Citizens Climate Lobby) have been leading change-makers in three global movements: 1) microfinance, 2) child survival, and 3) climate change.  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus says the following in his foreword to the new edition: "The courage this book shows us how to unleash is our only hope to save creation for our grandchildren and for theirs."