Converting Your Passion into Social Change: A Conversation with Lynne Twist and Nikki Henderson
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tickets available now for a very special event on February 19, when Lynne Twist and Nikki Henderson will join IMOW in San Francisco.
Join IMOW for a conversation between two women who are leaders in following their passion to make the world a better place, both locally and globally.
Lynne Twist is an IMOW Global Council Member and author of the award-winning book The Soul of Money:Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life, and has devoted her life to eradicating hunger and poverty and promoting global sustainability, human rights, economic integrity and spiritual authenticity. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute in 2003, which develops unique training programs for fundraisers guided by humanitarian principles. Drawn to the Ecuadorian rainforest, Lynne and her husband founded the Pachamama Alliance, an organization that preserves tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians.
Nikki Henderson is the Executive Director of the People's Grocery in Oakland, California. People's Grocery is a non-profit organization working to improve the health and economy of the West Oakland community through a local food system. As the Executive Director, Nikki has continued to raise the profile of an already successful organization, developing an innovate leadership development program for food entrepreneurs, integrating emotional intelligence and somatic healing work into racial justice programming, and developing new partnerships that doubled the financial impact of People's Grocery's initiatives. An experienced public speaker, Nikki also provides thought leadership on the history and future of the food movement in venues such as Bioneers, the Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Conference, Slow Food International's Terra Madre and the United Nations.
Event Details: Tuesday, February 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th floor. Check-in and wine reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for IMOW members, $10 for non-members.
Thank you to Wells Fargo for generously supporting this program. Special thanks to our outreach partners Spark, Alliance for Climate Education (AEC), the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, PachaMama Alliance, and the IMOW Vanguard Circle.