Speaking Event: Averting Another Cold War

When & Where
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church - Owl Room
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
July 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
925 933 7850

Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the San Francisco nurse that one day quit her job, founded the Center for Citizen Initiatives, went to the Soviet Union with a few friends and became a key player to end the Cold War

Sharon Tennison is the Founder and President, Center for Citizen Initiatives and the Author of: The Power of Impossible Ideas Evidence that Ordinary People can Accomplish Extraordinary Feats Even in International Relations (Oct-2012).

Sharon spearheaded the start and development of CCI in the early 80s. It has grown from a coffee-table discussion to a 501(c)(3) organization with a multi-million dollar annual budget. Sharon has designed all CCI's programs and raised over $60 million to implement them.

Sharon was highlighted as one of nine persons in Citizen Diplomats: Pathfinders in Soviet American Relations in 1985. She produced When the People Lead video in 1984. In 1993 Tennison received a White House Appointment to sit on the 13-member Board for the Russian American Enterprise Fund. Sharon is known for creating and executing streamlined, low-budget, cost-shared technical assistance programs for the U.S. government.

$20 Suggested Donation - Free to Students