“Those who are content to look inward and see no higher purpose then to shield themselves from the different, the new, and the unknown will be of no help. But those who encourage people to look outward and who see meaning in building human connection between the different and the unknown will be absolutely essential. And that is where English In Action comes in! They make it possible for people to understand one another, and if we understand one another, it’s that much harder to demonize one another.”
- former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, during her remarks at English In Action's Virtual Summer Benefit
On June 18, English In Action hosted its first online fundraiser, featuring inspired words by Secretary Albright and an engaging conversation with special guest Ali Noorani. Mr. Noorani's book, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration, chronicles the author's nationwide initiatives to promote commonsense and compassionate immigration policy. Mr. Noorani's focus on strengthening community through cross-cultural connection and human empathy speaks to our mission at English In Action. Close to 300 guests logged on to hear from Secretary Albright and Mr. Noorani, and to learn more about English In Action's programs and participants. We are truly grateful for the support of our all of our donors, who, in the words of Secretary Albright, are willing to look outward and invest in building human connections with English In Action.
If you were unable to join us for the Virtual Summer Benefit but would like to support English In Action, please complete the donation form below. If you do not see the donation form, call 970.963.9200 and we can process your gift via phone.