The difficulties facing our society are complex. The solutions are not simple. Change is possible when we create an environment of learning, sharing and creative thinking. And, it becomes even more achievable when we soak in the experiences of others who have already discovered solutions.
Join us Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library for the third annual Twin Cities Ashoka Solutions Forum - designed to highlight the stories of proven social innovators with a goal of inspiring local changemakers and growing the local changemaker community.
InCommons partner Ashoka - a global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs - will present three Fellows who have created systems changing solutions for urgent problems, including:
Molly Barker, of North Carolina, who is building a new movement that empowers women to break the cultural stereotypes and barriers preventing girls and young women from living healthy, authentic lives;
Thorkil Sonne, of Denmak, who is changing the way society perceives autism by transforming it from a handicap to a competitive advantage; and,
Jim Thompson, of California, who is leading a movement to make character education the primary focus of youth sports without sacrificing competitiveness.
The event will begin with an interview with the three Fellows, followed by an open reception to share ideas and perspectives with the presenters as well as fellow area changemakers.
Seating is limited. $10 is the suggested donation. Visit today to reserve and learn more.