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Elizabethtown College and Yunus Centre host screening of “Bonsai People” film Nov. 12

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (10/24/2012)– In the movie “Bonsai People,” Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus asks, “What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger and inequality?” Find out how Yunus is doing exactly that by attending the movie screening of “Bonsai People” 7-9:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Elizabethtown College. Join movie Director Holly Mosher for a discussion and Q&A session after the screening. The movie and discussion will be held in Gibble Auditorium in the Masters Center. Admission to the movie and parking on campus is free of charge. The event is sponsored by the College’s SIFE student club and the Called to Lead program.

Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, visited Elizabethtown College April 2012 as the keynote speaker of the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking. During his remarks, Yunus challenged the audience to consider how business practices can be applied to solve social problems. After Yunus’ visit, the College’s SIFE club submitted a proposal to the Yunus Centre to become partners in developing a social entrepreneurship and social business initiative at Elizabethtown College. The proposal was accepted and defines three components to the program:

  • Create a social business awareness campaign
  • Conduct a social business plan competition following the seven principles of social business as defined by Muhammad Yunus
  • Find angel investors to finance the top three plans selected under the social business plan competition

The screening of “Bonsai People” supports the first component of the program by raising awareness about the model for social business advocated by Muhammad Yunus.  Director Holly Mosher will conduct Q&A after screening

View a trailer of “Bonsai People” -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDA_EGUHTOM&feature=youtu.be

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