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Unlocking People Power: Human Rights and Movement-Building in the 21st Century
April 7 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Jeremy Heimans (@jeremyheimans) is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched several major new organizations including All Out, a 1.8 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world’s first open-source global activism platform, and advised institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACLU, and Google. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp, an Australian political organization and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon that today has more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined. In 2007, Heimans co-founded Avaaz, the world’s largest online citizens’ movement, now with more than 24 million members. In 2011, Heimans received the Ford Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer and the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2012, Fast Company ranked him 11th on their annual list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. The World e-Government Forum has named him as one of the top ten people who is changing the world of politics and the internet.
Lunch will be served.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, Center for International and Comparative Law, American Civil Liberties Union, Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Black Law Students Association, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, FuquaPride, Human Rights Law Society, International Law Society, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, and OutLaw.