Empowering Refugee Entrepreneurs; An Affable Writer’s Tale — 12.23.17

Ellen DanielsAOS, Charlottesville, Talk, WPVC

Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence cap the end of 2017 with a live re-broadcast of their show with Christine Mahoney PhD, Prof. of Public Policy and Politics & Founder of the Alight Fund, on investing in refugees to affect positive change; and Phil Jason, a grad student in UVA’s Creative Writing Program and winner of the prestigious Henfield Prize, whose unique personal story empowered him to publish not perish.

Details:
Christine Mahoney, co-founder of the Alight Fund, which is empowering refugee entrepreneurs to grow small businesses in displacement-effected zones. Her new book is “Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced.” She is Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of the Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia.

Writer Philip Jason, Second year graduate student at the University of Virginia and winner of the 2017 Henfield Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious individual prizes available to promising writers.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

RESOURCES
Alight Fund
Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced” – Book, by Christine Mahoney
Social Entrepreneurship at UVA
Christine Mahoney’s UVA website
Philip Jason’s website