Introducing Rich Harwood – Leading the Way to Solution
By State of the Re:Union
SOTRU Is Excited to Announce Our Newest Guest Contributor
Are you tired and frustrated with public life? Isn’t it easier to simply focus on your family, your job and your life? The honest truth is that most Americans feel this way. They are tired and frustrated. They have been running as hard as they can just to make ends meet. Communities are facing mounting pressure to improve schools, keep people employed and spur housing, economic and job growth in tough times. But there is hope ahead.
State of the Re: Union is teaming up with a man who has been called “One of the great thinkers in American public life,” Rich Harwood to bring you honesty, insight and hope straight from the frontlines. Incredible challenges loom ahead in our communities, but there are still many opportunities. And if we don’t talk about both–we’re not being honest.
Rich has, over the past twenty years, become a leading national authority on improving America’s communities, raising standards of political conduct and re-engaging citizens on today’s most complex and controversial public issues. He is the president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.
State of the Re: Union is teaming up with a man who has been called “One of the great thinkers in American public life,” Rich Harwood to bring you honesty, insight and hope straight from the frontlines.
“If we are to improve our communities,” says Rich, “then we need to release ourselves from the resignation that public life has to be the way it is today or what it was 10, 20, 30 years ago. We must declare that it can be better, that we can be better!”
Rich’s unique voice stirs up a desire to make a difference and gives you an easy way to get moving. There are simple, easy steps to make your job, your community and your life more hope-filled. You can do what you really want to do, stay true to yourself and have impact.
Rich Harwood and State of the Re: Union are what the American people need to hear right now. Both are committed to spreading a vision for what American society should be. Harwood has inspired thousands of people to step forward and take action rooted in their community and stay true to themselves. Together we will work to bring you stories that highlight people and communities making good on their urge to do good. Stay Tuned!
A dynamic public speaker, Rich Harwood is a frequent keynote for foundations and national organizations. He is an expert contributor on national and syndicated media outlets including MSNBC, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN’s Inside Politics, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Special Report with Brit Hume, C-SPAN, and many others. He is also the author of Hope Unraveled: The people’s retreat and our way back (2005), Make Hope Real: How we can accelerate change for the public good (2008) and numerous studies, articles and essays chronicling vital issues of our time. His most recent written work, Why We’re Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outward, is being published and distributed in Spring 2011. You can follow him on twitter @RichHarwood and facebook.com/richharwood.