Join National Book Discussion Group with Author,
Are you ready to be inspired? If so, join The Peace Alliance for a three session national book discussion group via conference call with author Sam Daley-Harris. Sam will lead us in a discussion of the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government. Read the book along with others around the nation and world and then join in with Sam for a global conversation. The call series is complete, but you can still listen below!
Audio from Calls:
| June 12th
|| June 26th
Most people feel hopeless and cynical about making a difference with their voices as citizens. Reclaiming Our Democracy shows how people around the world have dropped their hopelessness and joined with others in joyfully making the difference in the world they have always dreamed of making.
This book offers a recipe for creating the kind of cultural change that could re-shape our planet for the better, and how you can be an empowered part of making it so.
Listen to what others have said about recent seminars and lectures Sam has led:
I cannot think of an event that helped me feel empowered on so many levels than this event this evening. Seeing our students continue electrifying conversations until midnight about social innovation, advocacy, and development would have made you VERY proud….
Prof. Natalie Wright Romeri-Lewis, BYU
Your talk was quite elegant in its message and inspiring!
Prof. Marjorie Kaplan, Rutgers
You were absolutely the most inspiring speaker of the day. You did a fantastic job.
Bookda Gheiser, Executive Director, Global Washington
Your lecture was inspiring and thoughtful, and got our students very jazzed up about doing more. Thank you for all the time you took to prepare and give such an engaging lecture and thoughtful discussion.
Prof. Marianna Chilton, Drexel University
Prepare to be inspired. Join us June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 PT, for a three part discussion about Sam’s book.
Listen to what others have said about Reclaiming Our Democracy:
….This book is about more than reclaiming our democracy: it is about reclaiming the soul of citizenship.
Bill Shore, Founder and CEO Share Our Strength
….The courage this book shows us how to unleash is our only hope to save creation for our grandchildren and for theirs.
~ Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
….Sam Daley Harris is one of the most effective and insightful leaders of our time. The 20th anniversary and re-release of his seminal book, “Reclaiming Our Democracy”, is to be celebrated…
Bill and Lynne Twist, Co-founders, The Pachamama Alliance
….Sam Daley-Harris has the unique ability to bring beauty and joy to the stories of citizen movements….It is rare that one reads a book on such serious topics but with so much engagement and fun. I highly recommend it.
Zainab Salbi, Founder Women for Women
….Within minutes of reading this book you will….notice yourself itching to participate in what promises to be the grandest awakening of humankind….A wholehearted thumbs up for this powerful, life-affirming book on the possibilities of human culture at its best.
Katherine Woodward Thomas, bestselling author of Calling in “The One,” and co-founder of the Feminine Power Global Community
You can read an excerpt from the book here.
Sam Daley-Harris founded the anti-poverty lobby RESULTS in 1980, founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995, and founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation in 2012. Sam began coaching Citizens Climate Lobby in 2007 and began coaching The Peace Alliance in 2013. Speaking of three organizations Sam founded, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus has said:
No other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund’s Microcredit Summit Campaign.
Ashoka founder Bill Drayton has called Sam, “one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades.”
David Bornstein in his May 29, 2013 column in the NY Times wrote the following about Sam’s work:
We don’t often hear stories like this-stories about ordinary citizens working powerfully side by side with elected officials-particularly citizens who don’t come bearing campaign checks. That’s why it’s important to understand how these changes were achieved and how much more may be possible than most citizens imagine.