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Duveneck Forum

Speaker & Book Series

This educational community series will bring together thought leaders who are addressing big issues through their works and passions. Book selections will be made to compliment speaking topics and help us develop a deeper and shared language to discuss these issues.

The Duveneck Forum series focuses on an issue of justice, elicits conversation, and identifies ways for people to make a positive impact.

Free, RSVP Required




Saturday, March 14th
Pierre Ferrari in Conversation about Women Around the Globe

Appetizers and talk begins at 4pm
Q&A with Pierre to follow
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Join Heifer International CEO, Pierre Ferrari, in conversation about women's issues in the context of our global community and economics. He will share stories from Heifer International, while engaging in conversation about the ways that he has seen families become more self-reliant around the globe. 


Saturday, March 21st
a pathBook Club Discussion: A Path Appears by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Light brunch and discussion begins at 4pm
Free, RSVP Required

Upon recommendation from Pierre Ferarri, we'll discuss A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities. The book  addresses how people around the world are coming up with their own ways to prevent violence, improve health, boost education, and spread opportunity at home and around the world. For those that don't get to reading the book, come to discuss Pierre Ferrari’s March 14 talk.


Saturday, January 24thraj
Raj Patel in Conversation about Global Food Issues
Appetizers and talk begins at 4pm
Q&A with Raj, a Duveneck Dinner 2015 honoree, to follow
Free, RSVP Required

Join Raj Patel, author, activist, and academic, in conversation about the global food system and the local solutions he's encountered around the world. He'll show a film clip of his current work, Generation Food Project.


Thursday, January 15thstuffed and starved
Book Club Discussion: Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
Free, RSVP Required

We'll read Stuffed and Starved and engage a community discussion about global food issues. Stuffed and Starved explains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.