One of the biggest trends in service work is students starting their own non-profit organizations and following their passion to make a positive impact. Working Bikes may not have been started by students, but since our founding we have benefited from the support of hundreds of Boy Scouts, youth groups, and other students who volunteered at our warehouse or collected bikes for us through a “bike drive.” On Wednesday, September 3, join Jerome McDonnell and WBEZ’s Worldview for Global Activism: Student Startups, an exploration of some of these student-powered groups, the work they do and the models they use. You’ll be able to join discussions, meet the activists and maybe be inspired to get involved.
Featured organizations include Working Bikes, Asha for Education, Basic Transfer, GirlFORWARD, Global Emergency Care Collaborative, ishi Vest, It Can Be Done!, Light & Leadership Initiative, Meal Sharing, Pangea Educational Development, and Rainforest Rescue Coalition.
What: Global Activism: Student Startups
Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Activist Meetups
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm | Worldview Panel
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Concert
Admission is free. For more information click here.