Social Entrepreneurship Forum Focuses on Community Problem Solving

For Immediate Release:
November 4, 2008
Contact: Chris Barnickel
Social Entrepreneurship Forum Focuses on Community Problem Solving

The Kansas City Public Library hosts a forum on problem solving at the community level as inspired by the FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneur Series. The event will take place on Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m. in the Helzberg Auditorium at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Dr. David Renz, director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Kenneth Walker, founder of the Urban Kansas City Community of Cycling.

Together, they will discuss the meaning of being a social entrepreneur, the associated risks, and resources available to those interested in becoming a social activist. Both locally- and nationally-recognized social leadership groups will have tables at the event. Opportunities to provide audience engagement and additional feedback will be the focus point of these groups.

FRONTLINE/WORLD is a PBS international news magazine that explores the global community. The Social Entrepreneurship Forum is possible because of collaboration between FRONTLINE/WORLD and the American Library Association’s Programs Office.

The FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneur Series is in conjunction with the first Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Global Entrepreneurship Week is scheduled for November 17-23, 2008.

A 1:30 p.m. reception precedes the event. Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.

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