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civic engagement | Dec 11th, 2019

Saving Local News: The New York Times profiles Elizabeth Green and The American Journalism Project

1,400 communities across the U.S. have lost a local newspaper in the last 15 years—a statistic that reveals the severity of the crisis independent press now faces. Inspired, Lavin speaker and journalist Elizabeth Green co-founded The American Journalism Project to support the nonprofit, local... Continue Reading →
civic engagement | Oct 28th, 2019

This Could Be Our Future: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler’s New Book Out Tomorrow

Western society is trapped by the belief that maximizing wealth and self-interest is the right thing to do, says Yancey Strickler. In his new book This Could Be Our Future—out tomorrow—the crowdfunding mastermind explores how we can liberate ourselves by expanding our understanding of value.... Continue Reading →
civic engagement | Jul 30th, 2019

Jane Golden’s Mural Arts Transforms the Lives of Homeless Philadelphians

Jane Golden is the Executive Director at Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program. Under her leadership, the organization’s latest project—a mural painted by people with economic insecurities—will be unveiled in SEPTA’s Suburban Station.  The project will not only... Continue Reading →