11/29/2017 19:30

Democracy under Attack

The Importance of Heroes in our Times

Lecture with John Graham, director of Giraffe Heroes International, inspiring people to become active citizens, thereby fostering the health of our democracy.

29. November 2017 – 7:30pm

University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, CH-4051 Basel, Room HS 001


All across Europe and indeed the Western hemisphere the divide between haves and have nots is growing mercilessly. In parallel the demons of an once believed to be overcome past, nationalism, radicalism and separatism are raising their ugly heads again.

Civil society groups have seen their voices stifled by new legislation and crackdowns on the right to take collective action.

Looking for ways to «give back?» Graham leads off by telling the inspiring stories of «Giraffe Heroes»-people honored by his organization, the Giraffe Heroes Project for sticking their necks out to help solve pressing public problems. Why do these heroes do what they do? Why do they take these risks?

Then he challenges his audiences: what can each of them do to leverage the skills, contacts and resources that already sustain their business lives to help solve a public problem significant to them? Graham‘s challenges are tough but in the language his audiences understand. Everyone has unique opportunities to make a difference, he says. What public problem has your name on it? Find that problem, and then tackle it with everything you‘ve got. It‘ll help solve the problem; and it‘ll add meaning, passion and deep satisfaction to your own life.

Duration: 45 min


Organizer Giraffe Heroes Foundation, Basel

www.giraffe-heroes.euinfo@giraffe-heroes.eu, 061 535 79 09


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