Global Social Justice Panel: India, Africa & the US

Date & Time:
Friday, February 27, 2015 -
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

Join us for an inspiring evening to hear speakers who create social justice, moved by love, improving the lives of thousands in India, Africa and the US. If your heart yearns to be an agent of positive change, come to meet other like-minded people. Together we can support and amplify the good in the world.

Food & drinks for this free event are gifted by the Fetzer Institute and the School of Economics & Business Administration.          

Agenda:

5:30 Welcome & Networking

6:00 – 8:00 Speakers & Videos  

8:00     Concluding Remarks and Q&A                    

8:30     Networking and Conclusion

About the Speakers:

Meera Shenoy, founder of Youth4jobs (www.youth4jobs.org) in Hyderabad, India, has helped employ more than 2500 disabled rural youth by educating employers and partnering with the Indian government to get incentives for employers who offer opportunities to the disabled. In 2012, she won the Helen Keller Award.

Dr. Victoria Kisyombe uses micro-leasing to empower Tanzanian women to become self-sufficient. United Nations and US State Department have recognized her award winning work applying innovation, initiative, and entrepreneurship.

Carolyn Gable created her own miracle by transforming herself from a waitress and single mom of four kids to building $30 million trucking company, in the mid-west. She honored her roots by founding Expect a Miracle Foundation (http://expectamiraclefoundation.org/) that inspires and supports others. 

Prasad Kapia is a CEO coach and co-author of an international best-seller ‘From Smart to Wise’ and co-founder of TiE Institute in the Silicon Valley that develops the soft-skills of thousands of entrepreneurs.         

Dan Viederman works with NGOs, governments, investors, and the biggest multinational brands in the world to improve working conditions and eliminate human rights violations. He earned Social Entrepreneurship awards from the Skoll Foundation in 2007 and by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2011.

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman is a mentor to many entrepreneurs in South Africa and a passionate proponent for equality, job creation and skills development, to ensure their sustainability as suppliers to the broader economy. Her work is featured in a documentary: Doing Good Work


Hosts:

The Fetzer Institute (www.fetzer.org) mission is “to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community.”

School of Economics & Business Administration mission is built upon the Lasallian, Catholic and Liberal Arts traditions of Saint Mary's College. The School of Economics and Business Administration strives to develop business and community leaders with global and responsible perspectives. We prepare our graduates to be professionally skilled, culturally aware, socially responsible and ethically principled. As teachers, scholars and mentors, we offer students a rigorous, innovative and diverse learning experience by leveraging on our practice-relevant, pedagogical and discipline-based research. 

The vision of the School of Economics and Business Administration is to be an internationally recognized business and economics school for developing individuals who think globally and lead responsibly.

 

 

Contact: 

Questions? Contact Jyoti Bachani, jb19@stmarys-ca.edu.