Join American University alumni, family, and friends for breakfast with Judy Wicks
. Judy's talk, entitled: Building a Sustainable Economy: What's Love Got to Do with It?
, will address local living economies and responsible business practices.
Come meet fellow sustainability enthusiasts and hear from a well-known and respected local author and business owner over breakfast.
Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, activist, author and public speaker working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in 2013. Judy is founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café known for its environmental stewardship and leadership in the local food movement. She also founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. In 2009, Judy sold the White Dog through a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers and fair trade purveyors, composting and using renewable energy.
The cost to attend this event is $10 and includes breakfast. One lucky attendee will win a copy of Judy's book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business
. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event, and Judy will be signing them. Online registration for this event is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome. Onsite registration will be with cash only. We hope to see you there.
Parking is available adjacent to the venue.
8 a.m.- Breakfast begins
8:30 a.m.- Judy's remarks
9 a.m.- Q&A
9:15 a.m.- Book selling and signing, networking
10 a.m.- Event concludes