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George Washington University Yunus Creating World Without Poverty Bookclub Event

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George Washington University Yunus Creating World Without Poverty Bookclub Event

Time: February 12, 2009 from 8am to 9am
Location: Washington DC
Street: GWU
City/Town: Washington DC
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Phone: 301 881 1655
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Organized By: chris macrae
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2009

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This is an online chat follow up at this ning -see also

On feb 4 we obtained 50 passes primarily for 19-25 Yes We Can generation to join in this Yunus booktalk and hopefully keep networking across DC and other East Coast Cities thereafter. 30 years ago Dr Yunus and Barrack Obama's mother were pioneers of microcredit in Asia- and the knowhow that has developed from these practices -through such extraordinary 10 year networking marrathons like microcreditsummit - is now the world's best chance to recover from the global banking crisis- as well as to get back on track with this generation's most inspirational united goal - networking the end of poverty everywhere.

Our local youth leader is Alex founder of YouthMicrocredit and Students4Sustainability, and and a GWU undergrad -please contact him. This event's local host is hookerbooks.

For 15 months now our dedicated 1000 bookclub study group welcomes collaboration of serious (young and old) practitioners microcredit, social business and Future Capitalism. Dr Yunus has helped us stock up with a few special resources:
*10000 free dvds of video conversations on extremely entrepreneurial projects
*the launch of a new publishing genre : Innovating Collaboration
*and the occasional personal dialogue

In return we need ideas of pledges we can network for him. Our prime focus until june 2009 is entering the race to be the first web to openly catalogue 1000 social business

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus for a special evening event at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Yunus will be speaking about his latest book, “Creating a World Without Poverty.” Read more about this event by clicking on this link for our Press Release.

This event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Note: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of book for this event will benefit Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Foundation — an organization that combines the power of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions to defeat global poverty.

About Dr. Muhammad Yunus

A native of Bangladesh, Dr. Yunus was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Grameen Foundation. Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

-east coast usa time is 5 hours behind greenwich mean time and 3 hours ahead of pacific coast time

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Comment by chris macrae on February 4, 2009 at 8:02am
DR Yunus speaks at GWU Auditorium. The first 50 18-25's of micro UP DC are attending. This connects with parallel 18-25's supporters of MICRO now energising
New York
PA- and ring of 6 other East Coast Unis

are you an 18-25 who wants to connect - mail with your location and we'll introduce you the nearest local coordinator or if you already have a vibrant micro network of peers tell us so we can make you a co-coordinator

you can also phone the Dc regional bureau of at 301 881 1655 - some emerging shared resources - 10000 free dvds; the joint web goal of cataloguing 1000 social businesses in one web for Dr Yunus and fellow microcredit eladers to mark end june


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