2009-10 Events - "Catalysts for Change"
September 9, 2009. Creator of the PostSecret Project Frank Warren
Frank Warren is the sole founder and curator of the PostSecret Project, a collection of over 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice. In 2009, “Forbes” magazine listed him as the number four most popular “web celeb,” behind celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, tech blogger Michael Arrington and Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com. 7 p.m. Jones Auditorium.
October 1, 2009. Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai
Winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and author of this year’s summer reading book, “Unbowed,” Maathai will deliver the 2009 Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture. 7 p.m. McIver Amphitheater.
February 23, 2010. Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Ellen Goodman
A stylish writer with a humanizing touch on any issue, public or personal, Ellen Goodman is an American original. Her Pulitzer Prize commentary appears in more than 450 newspapers, making her one of the two most syndicated columnists in the United States. 7 p.m. Jones Auditorium.
April 21, 2010. Nancy Goodman Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker ignited the global breast cancer movement 27 years ago by promising her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would put an end to the shame, the pain, the fear and the hopelessness that breast cancer caused. In 1982, Brinker, along with a handful of dedicated friends, founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure in her sister’s memory. The organization is the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. 7 p.m. Jones Auditorium.
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