As I sit here trying to write, I realize I'm getting blasé about these really good speakers. They're all so good and the meetings are so efficiently run - the reasons I kept going to meetings - that this has become the expectation. If the Alaska legislature were 1/3 as efficient and effective, Alaska would be humming with a balanced budget and serious programs for making Alaska a more caring and equitable place.
Sam Daley-Harris, Center for Citizen Empowerment and TransformationHow can we maximize the leverage from the media we generate and other actions we take? RESULTS founder and CCL mentor Sam Daley–Harris will join our August call and coach us on best practices to ensure that our actions have the greatest impact with members of Congress. After 15 years with RESULTS, Sam founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign, which he left in 2012 to establish the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation.
As we left, they were setting up the Japanese Summer Festival at the Cuddy Center.
The event goes from 12pm to 5pm today and parking's free. It's on the west end of campus near the Wendy Williamson auditorium.
These two, apparently had their setting up chores done, and were 'going' at it.
There was a table of Ikebana.
The dining room at the Cuddy has the bazaar. There was food in various places, music, folks in various kinds of Japanese dress.
And a great sale on Pocky.
As I post this, the Japan Day celebration has three and a half hours to go. And it's a spectacularly beautiful day.