Building Coalitions for Positive Change was a virtual event focused on how communities can create a more just future. Featuring a keynote address by Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Liberia), a question-and-answer period, and a panel discussion with community leaders, the event explored how, together, we might bring about systemic change to build a better world.
Date: February 22, 2021 Time: 1-3pm EST
This event was made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation.
Thank you to the members of the planning committee—Liz Peeples, Adam Sampieri, and Tonya Smith—and to Heidi, Darya and Earl Bernard and family for their support and guidance.
Highlights from President Sirleaf's Address
Highlights from Panel Discussion
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NC Representative vernetta Alston
Zack Fowler is the Executive Director for WISER International; a nonprofit organization focused on supporting holistic approaches to girls' education and health in rural Kenya. A nonprofit professional with a focus on localized partnerships, Zack has experience in health and education initiatives in Africa, Asia, and North and South America. He holds undergraduate degrees in Global Health and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in Nonprofit Management. Zack is a former Benjamin N. Duke Scholar and a previous winner of the Paul Farmer Award for Justice and Social Responsibility. He currently sits on the board of directors for the NC School of Science and Mathematics Foundation, the North Carolina chapter of the New Leaders Council, and the AMPLIFY Girls collective. He is a proud NCSSM alum ('12) and is happily engaged to fellow NCSSM alum, Madelaine.
Dr. Pamela Scully
ADAM SAMPIERI, Moderator
Our panelists mentioned these organizations that are doing the necessary and good work of building a better world:
We hope you enjoy the recording of the event.