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Library presentation to focus on altruism

Posted: November 24, 2013 - 1:03am

Altruism will be the theme of this month’s TEDx viewing party at the Downtown Public Library, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 6-8 p.m.

Video presenters will be philosopher Peter Singer, an ethics professor at Princeton and the University of Melbourne who will discuss his approach to charity; activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta, who will challenge commonly held beliefs about nonprofits; and Paul Collier, director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics in Oxford, who will explain his plan for opening opportunities to the poorest people in the world.

While all ages are welcome, this program is most suited to older teens and adults.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading” that began as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago. Find out more here: www.TED.com. For more information about Tuesdays event, visit www.juneau.org/library.

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