“I agree with you. I want to do it. Now make me do it.”
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
About the Chat:
FDR made the above challenge to a group of advocates lobbying the him for change. Historians do not agree on the exact context in which this was said, but the message is clear. Everyone is responsible for advocating for change they want to see.
Throughout her career Allyson Maynard-Gibson has embodied this challenge laid out by FDR. As a long-time advocate for women and children she has been at the forefront of social change. As financial services minister and attorney general of the Bahamas she was faced with systemic problems while in a position to encourage elected peers and leaders to institute sweeping reform.
About the Speaker:
Allyson Maynard–Gibson served twice as attorney general and minister of legal affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Ms. Maynard–Gibson also served in the Bahamian Parliament, was the country’s first minister of financial services and investments, and is past president of the International Women’s Forum and the Leadership Foundation.
Wednesday, 10/23 7 PM FDR Suite SIGN UP required
Reservations available starting 1 a.m. on Monday 10/14