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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Engaging Communities for Change

Four innovative leaders, all Ashoka Fellows, will discuss how they engage communities locally and globally in their work on Monday, November 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

Their focus is diverse including local currency, economic development, social justice, and international development, but they share a common commitment to designing solutions with and empowering communities.

Moderator by David Scobey, executive dean of The New School for Public Engagement, the speakers include:

  • Ana Mar√≠a Archila – co-executive director, Make the Road New York
  • Edgar Cahn – founder of Time Dollars
  • Miguel Robles-Duran – organizer, Nomadic University; director, Design and Urban Ecologies, Parsons The New School of Design
  • Greg Van Kirk – founder of The New Development Solutions Group

This event is free but an RSVP is required. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

Sponsored by TNSchangemakers, the Social Innovation Initiative at The New School, and the Committee for Civic Engagement at The New School.

The New School was selected to be an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in 2009. To learn more about TNSchangemaker activities at The New School visit their website.

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