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Friday, April 1st, 2011

Scott Macklin to speak at NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala on April 28th

Happy Friday! Just so there’s absolutely no confusion, this post is not an April Fools’ Day joke. And that’s definitely a good thing! šŸ™‚

On behalf of the team at NPI, I am pleased to announce this afternoon that the University of Washington’s Scott Macklin will be speaking at our third Spring Fundraising Gala, which is coming up in just a few weeks.

Scott, an award-winning filmmaker and author, is the Associate Director of the Master of Communication in the UW’s Digital Media (MCDM) program.

Scott appreciates how important storytelling is, as did our late board member Lynn Allen, who sought to empower activists to learn how to make their ideas stick. We progressives need to learn how to do a better job of telling our story. We have to be able to put our values, principles, and policy directions in context. A good story is far more memorable than a pile of statistics or poll-tested talking points.

At our gala on April 28th, Scott is going to show us how we can convene community through stories. I’m really excited that’s he joining us, and I’m looking forward to his presentation. I hope you can be there to see it as well.

In the coming days, we’ll be announcing who else will be joining Scott, Peter Steinbrueck, and Reuven Carlyle at the podium. But if you’re as excited as we are about hearing from these great speakers, we urge you to buy a ticket now.

Buy an individual ticket ($50):

Buy a household ticket ($80):

If you need details about the event for your calendar, here they are:

  • What: An event to benefit the Northwest Progressive Institute, with tefreshments, music, memorable speakers, and great company
  • Who: Peter Steinbrueck, Reuven Carlyle, Scott Macklin, NPI’s Andrew Villeneuve (with more speakers to be announced!)
  • Where: Community Center at Mercer View
  • When: Thursday, April 28th, 2011. Reception begins at 6:30 PM, main program to begin at 7:15 PM.

Can’t attend the event? Please make a contribution to support NPI’s work. NPI needs your help now to keep our many projects going strong, and to strengthen our research and media capabilities.

Even if it’s just $10 or $20, your donation will make a huge difference.

One more thing: Students who want to volunteer to help put on the event can get in the door free. If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in touch with us.

We look forward to seeing you on April 28th!

POSTSCRIPT: If you’d like to get a taste of Scott’s work prior to the event, we encourage you to check out Scott’s channel at Vimeo.

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