George Lakoff


Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 1:30pm
Received this email today:

Thanks to special support from interested donors, and the enthusiasm of at least 22 sponsoring organizations, including NCCADV the Triangle progressive community will host Dr. George Lakoff of Berkeley, CA at 6:30 PM on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Airport-RDU.

We thought you would want to know! There will be a cash bar, dinner, and address by Dr. Lakoff--whose style is entertaining, stimulating, and highly informative.

George Lakoff is one of the most highly recognized thinkers and teachers on language and public discourse today. His popular 2004 book, Don't Think of an Elephant, helped progressive Americans understand how to avoid common language traps when talking about our civic enterprise. His new work, Thinking Points, is available on-line through the Rockridge Institute, where Dr. Lakoff serves as senior fellow. A linguistics professor at the University of California-Berkeley for the last 35 years, Dr. Lakoff's theories of how people communicate have created new ways of thinking about human interaction.

The dinner will be at the Hilton Garden Airport-RDU, and ticket prices will be set as low as possible, just to cover the cost of the meal and acility. The bar will open at 6:30, and dinner will be at 7.

Having Dr. Lakoff come to North Carolina is an exciting opportunity to learn from and be energized by one of the premier progressive thinkers of our time.

Join us on the evening of Saturday, March 1st, for this exciting presentation. If you know someone who would like to attend this event, please email Senseney Marshall at so we can send an invitation.


Will have to check this out. Thanks for posting, Ed.

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