Speakers Featured:

Brain Wo on behalf of Bay Area Anti-Trafficking
(Brian will be speaking to raise awareness of the issue of local sex trafficking and inform students of how they can get involved in fight against the sex trafficking industry)

Andy Nolan on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
(Andy will be speaking about the families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest who often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. His organization works to provide shelter and housing assistance to help these families recover.)

Peter Esmonde on behalf of the Prisoners Literature Project
(Peter will be speaking about his organization that advocates for literature and books sent to the thousands of prisons across the United States. As books are perceived as privileges, this organization donates and ensures literacy at every level of the prison system.)

Merlyn Pittman on behalf of Chest of Hope
(Merlyn will be speaking about her organization and how her hope is to bring domestic violence out of the closet while working simultaneously to eradicate personal, recognized, and cultural violence against all individuals)

Cheesy sticks, fruit and light refreshments will be provided.

What is Ignitus?

Ignitus is a Ted-Talks inspired event where speakers talk about the intersection between their professional lives and community service. Through their presentations students are given the opportunity to hear from people who have given back to their community through their professional and service passions. Speakers in the past have ranged from college students to professors to industry experts with fields ranging from computer science to social welfare. Every year we look for new speakers in order to adhere to a range of student interests. We want to create an event that not only inspires students to continue service in their future careers, but to also show the difference one person can make. This event is about showcasing service as a lifestyle, hopefully inspiring students to follow Rotary’s slogan “Service Above Self.”

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763716847249015/

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