Friday, February 28
7:00pm to 7:00pm Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
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“One of the lessons I had to take in: I was born a slave, I better not die a slave. I had to be my own liberator. You cannot outsource the obligation to free yourself.”
“One of the key messages we’ve always brought to China that I think is more important than ever is that you don’t have to choose between environmental regulation — including carbon — and economic growth.”
“It’s not the responsibility of my 90-year-old grandmother to protect herself from a nation-state… The complexity of the system is more than people should have to deal with.”
Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
“I fear this will happen again, and we women, must speak up simply because we are the victims.”
“Try to structure your life so you can be of service to other people. Using your abilities and talents, there’s always something you can do to contribute. It just takes a will.”
“I write because I truly believe in the impact of what art can do in lives and to help a very troubled world.”
“Discouragement doesn’t have to be debilitating. If anything, discouragement should drive you to open your own doors and design your own future.”
President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
“We should not take democracies for granted. It’s becoming more and more common to see how they can fail.”
“Is America better off trying to invest its resources to address problems in the Middle East before they become crises, or to protect ourselves from the export of those crises to the United States?”
Karen M. Davis
“It is important to have women in technology fields. If everyone is the same on your team you do not leave room for innovation.”
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