Grow your knowledge at the RESULTS International Conference
May 08, 2017
This summer, you have an opportunity. New policy and funding proposals are threatening the futures of millions of people here and around the world. The time is ripe for action. Come together and learn with hundreds of other passionate advocates from all over the world at the RESULTS International Conference. Hone your advocacy skills throughout the conference, and on the final day, take action and meet with your member of Congress. Here is a taste of what you will experience.
Book reading and discussion by Pamela M. Covington
Hear from author and motivational speaker Pamela M. Covington as she reads and discusses her new book, A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage. An excerpt:
“My independence was something I prized. After leaving home at age seventeen, I had always worked and provided for myself. Welfare was a handout that other people took. I never expected to find myself in need of it, let alone in 1983, because life in Savannah with Watson Ingram Jr. and our boys was financially very secure. Never say never.”
Special advance film screening of Bending the Arc
Watch Bending the Arc, a moving documentary about the fight for better global health, in a special advance film screening just for conference attendees. Learn about the founding and impact of Partners in Health, an organization providing long-term care for patients in their homes and communities. Follow the journeys of people all over the world determined to fight disease and poverty. We’ll also be joined by Dr. Joia Mukherjee and Dr. Jim Yong Kim – both featured in the documentary!
The Last Mile: A Conversation with Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Sir Fazle Abed
Join a dialogue with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and Sir Fazle Abed, the internationally renowned founder of BRAC, on what it will take to reach the end of extreme poverty. BRAC has been a pioneer in reaching vulnerable families including those living in ultra poverty with opportunities to expand livelihoods, access to healthcare and nutrition, and education. The World Bank has set the global goal to also address these challenging obstacles by 2030. It is critical to understand the path ahead through to the last mile.
Want to learn more about the RESULTS International Conference? Check out our upcoming speakers and hands-on workshops. Early bird prices end May 15th.