Lynne Twist: The Power of Taking a Stand

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Activist and author will speak to local college students at UW Tacoma

Want to change your life and improve your community? Take a stand.

That's the message delivered by renowned speaker Lynne Twist, who will address college students at UW Tacoma on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2:30 p.m. in Carwein Auditorium. The free event is open to students from any South Sound college or university.

Twist is author of The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources. A well-known activist and fundraiser, Twist had spent more than 30 years working as a leader in a number of global initiatives, such as the fight against world hunger, protecting rain forests, empowering indigenous people and improving the lives of women and children. The Soul of Money, which examines the world's relationship to money and the way it governs, dominates and stresses our lives, is based on compelling stories and insights from her journeys.

Her address will examine how taking a stand can strengthen your capacity to make a difference, empower you to move to a new level in your life and enable you to realize your vision.

A consortium of organizations including UW Tacoma, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Tacoma Art Museum, MultiCare Health Foundation, Mary Bridge Children's Foundation and Harmony Hill Retreat Center is bringing Twist to Tacoma. The session for college students is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at UW Tacoma's Milgard School of Business. For more information about this event, contact Cindy Valerio at (253) 692-4883.

January 17, 2008