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[liberationtech] Wed, 12pm: The Nuts and Bolts of Social Entrepreneurship

Yosem Companys companys at
Tue May 15 00:09:43 PDT 2012

*The Nuts and Bolts of Social Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned from the

Are you passionate about making social change? Please come join us in
discussion with 3 inspiring, successful social entrepreneurs from around
the globe for a discussion and Q&A on understanding the practical issues
and concerns about starting, maintaining and advancing a successful social

*Wednesday, May 16th, 2012*

*12-1pm Haas Center DK Room*

Lunch will be served, so please RSVP to manan at by Tuesday 5pm.

*How does one start a social enterprise? What are the risks and benefits?
How and from where do you get funding? When do you know you’re ready? Is it
a lifestyle I can have?*

Many members of the Stanford community who are eager to enact social change
have pressing questions regarding the “nuts and bolts” of starting a
successful social enterprise. Our three social entrepreneurs in residence
this quarter (see bios below) will offer their expertise and advice drawn
from their own work in the field. Come take advantage of this rare

*2012 Social Entrepreneurs in Residence:*

*Taida Horozovic*

*Hometown: *Born in Banja Luka, Boznia and Herzegovina and currently
resides in New

Hope, PA

*Organizational affiliation: *Started and ran *CURE Foundation *(CURE means

Bosnian Herzegovinian) from 2004-2011

*Organizational overview: *Feminist activist group working for gender
equality and

ending gender violence through education, arts and culture, and research

*Contact: taida at*

*Ramzi Jaber*

*Hometown: *Ramallah, Palestine

*Organizational affiliation: Visualizing Palestine*

*Organizational overview: *Visualizing Palestine creates visual stories for
social justice in Israel and Palestine through the use of info-graphics,
animation using available statistics from human rights organizations
(Israeli, Palestinian and international). Visualizing Palestine is building
a factual narrative that advocates equality, rights, dignity, freedom and
democracy. These visual stories will be used to galvanize the public to
advocate for an end to all forms of discrimination and reparation to past
and present injustices.

*Contact: ramzij at*

* *

*Steve Williams*

*Hometown: *San Francisco, California (Home of the 2010 World Series
Champion Giants!)

*Organizational affiliation: *Movement of the 99% (Currently Unemployed);
Founder and former executive director of POWER (People Organized to Win
Employment Rights 1997 – 2011)

*Organizational overview: *POWER is a grassroots organization made up of
and led by low-wage workers and tenants working for economic,
environmental, racial and gender justice in San Francisco and around the
globe. Through issue-based campaigns, leadership development and movement
building, we empower African Americans, Latinas, women and young people to
make positive changes in our workplaces, in our communities and in the

*Contact: stevewms at*
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