Celebrate with Muhammad Yunus: Participate Virtually in Events around the Gold Medal Ceremony

April 11, 2013
by Allison Grossman, Senior Legislative Associate

On April 17, Congress will honor Muhammad Yunus with the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifelong mission of ending poverty and his innovative microfinance work, including the creation of the Grameen Bank. In addition to urging your members of Congress to attend the ceremony, you can participate in the events happening throughout the week, even if you’re not coming to DC.

RESULTS volunteers played a huge role gathering support for the legislation that awarded Professor Yunus the Gold Medal back in 2009 and 2010. Now is your chance to celebrate with Professor Yunus!

Here is a list of events you can live stream online or watch later on video. Check this space often, as we’ll be updating the list with details as they emerge. And don’t forget to write a letter to the editor to honor Professor Yunus and urge Congress to support a budget in 2014 that will move us closer to ending extreme poverty around the world.

Utilizing Social Media to Highlight the Yunus Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony: Training Call

Monday, April 15 at 9 pm EDT

Call-in information: dial (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262

Join social media experts to learn how you can use Facebook and Twitter to urge decision-makers and the media to honor Professor Yunus. RESULTS and our partners will be live tweeting the Gold Medal ceremony on April 17, and we’ll use this call to talk about how you can help amplify Professor Yunus’s message to engage your own networks.


Tuesday, April 16 at approximately 7:30 am EDT

Tune in to MSNBC to watch Professor Yunus talk with Joe Scarborough about social business and microfinance.

Gold Medal Ceremony

Wednesday, April 17, 11 am–noon ET

Professor Yunus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol Rotunda in an hour-long ceremony. You can watch LIVE at http://www.speaker.gov/live, and follow @RESULTS_Tweets on Twitter for a live report of the ceremony!

Professor Yunus’s Lecture at Georgetown University: “Social Business and Microcredit for Women’s Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation”

Wednesday, April 17, 3–4 pm EDT

Over 600 people are expected to attend this lecture hosted by Melanne Verveer’s new Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, The SFS M.A. in Global Human Development Program, and the Yunus Center. You can watch the event live here: http://www.georgetown.edu/news/muhammad-yunus-webcast.html. It will also be available for viewing online after the event.

Professor Yunus’s Lectures at the Aspen Institute: “Social Business to End Poverty, Unemployment, and Lack of Health: Investing in What Really Matters”

Friday, April 19,12:30–2 pm ET

Co-hosted by the Microcredit Summit Campaign, the Aspen Institute will live stream Professor Yunus’s lecture online here: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/live. The video will also be available after the event is over. We’ll let you know where to find it.

Questions about these events? E-mail me at [email protected] for more information.

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