Calendar of Events

January 29, 2003    Student Tolerance Day: Students and teachers from 17 area schools attended an interactive educational 
                              session at Myers Park High School to prepare for the Sachs Student Dialogue.
February 26, 2003  Fourth Echo Award Dinner: With an introduction by Ambassador Mark Erwin, President and CEO of 
                               Erwin Capital, Director of Columbia University Earth Institute Dr. Jeffrey Sachs was the Keynote Speaker. 
                               His address on the topic of Environment, Poverty and Healthcare on a Global Scale was delivered to 
                               approximately 600 guests. The dinner honored Architect and Social Activist Harvey B. Gantt with The Echo 
                               Award Against Indifference.


           Student Dialogue: Myers Park High School hosted a 1.5-hour discussion between students and
           Professor Sachs. Students based their questions on knowledge acquired from their studies suing the 
           curriculum guide and Student Tolerance Day.


           GIEES Sustainable Development Forum: Panel discussion with Dr. Sachs and regional scientists,
           educators, students, public agency, non-profit organizations and business leaders. This public dialogue
           addressed local, regional and global environmental and economic concerns.


           2nd Forum For Hope: Hosted by Foundation For The Carolinas. Round-table discussion with Sachs 
           and Charlotte area business/ community leaders to focus on “The Economics of Environment.”     
           Encouraged participants to investigate opportunities for positive change toward a sustainable region, 
           state and globe.
April 2-6, 2003      ‘Without Borders” Moving Poets Theater of Dance presented a production inspired by Jeffrey Sachs’ 
                               work. Production was set in a community struggling with poverty and disease, and told the story of a family 
                               affected by HIV/AIDS.
April 5, 2003           Student Art & Writing Competition Award Presentation
                     Read the winning essay here.
                               View winning artwork here.