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    Lecture - Jim Diers

    Dustin Page
    Sep 18, '14 10:31 PM EST

    Jim Diers of neighborpower.org lectured at the Knowlton School this past Wednesday. He was off to a shotgun start as he animatedly began to cross back and forth in front of an attentive audience. Soon, with full engagement, he threw up a series of slides stating that the democracy, the economy, and the planet are in crisis, but that within these crises lie opportunities. As he began to showcase his work, Jim explained that the communities around us are the key to attaining these opportunities. It is by joining together with specific goals that the problems in front of us may be fixed.

    Jim presented examples from Brazil to Singapore of neighbors helping each other and helping follow through with agendas ranging from tourist industries to participatory budgeting. Without a doubt, he drove home the idea that problems within and without a community can be solved through a collective will for change.

     

    More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at knowlton.osu.edu. Previous lectures can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/knowltonosu/.



     
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