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.