Time: March 25, 2011 at 9am to March 26, 2011 at 9pm
Location: Fisher Pavilion - Seattle Center
Street: The Heart of Seattle
City/Town: Seattle, WA
Website or Map: http://guidinglightsnetwork.c…
Event Type: gathering
Organized By: Guiding Lights Weekend
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2011
Get Your Citizenship On! If you want to get better at making things better—you are not alone. The 2011 Guiding Lights Weekend conference on Great Citizenship is about making things better together. Train to be a 21st century citizen-leader—not in Powerpoint presentations but through powerful hands-on workshops: How to speak about race. How to lobby for the little guy. How to create a mass civic event. How to make a decision in public. How to use art to mobilize a community. Be a part of this one-of-a-kind gathering.
Spend time with Dan Savage of the It Gets Better project, Maya Enista of Mobilize.org, Bill Gates Sr., Thomas Goldstein of the Washington Bus, Julie Keefe & the Hello Neighbor project, KUOW's Steve Scher, poet Mimi Allin, Starbucks senior exec Vivek Varma, Judge Mary Yu, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change, nightlife entrepreneur Dave Meinert, and dozens of other world-class leaders and teachers.
Speakers include Bill McKibben, Van Jones, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan via Skype, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor via tape!
Who comes to the Weekend?
Be among hundreds of on-the-ground leaders, front-line practitioners, educators, activists, national and local policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and great citizens from all sectors and from all across the country as you explore and learn concrete ways to sharpen your skills and deepen your impact on civic life!