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Join Busboys and Poets for Dinner & Conversation with Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
April 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Join Busboys and Poets at 6pm on Friday, April 2 for virtual dinner and conversation with Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, authors of “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed.”
Robin Broad and her husband, John Cavanagh, have been involved in the Salvadoran gold mining saga since 2009. They helped build the network of international allies that spearheaded the global fight against mining in El Salvador and have co-authored several previous books together.
Robin Broad is an expert in international development and was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship for her work surrounding mining in El Salvador, as well as two previous MacArthur fellowships. A professor at American University, she served as an international economist in the US Treasury Department, in the US Congress, and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
John Cavanagh is director of the Washington, DC-based Institute for Policy Studies, an organization that collaborates with the Poor People’s Campaign and other dynamic social movements to turn ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment. Previously, he worked with the United Nations to research corporate power.
Hosted by Busboys and Poets CEO and Founder Andy Shallal with a special dinner guest each week, the virtual dinner party series is a perfect way to get an intellectually stimulating start to your weekend. Order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table, and tune in for a special dinner with some of the most influential thought leaders of our time.