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Sep 4, 2019

Just Added: Finding Dignity, Hope and Community in America Today with Rich Harwood

The Peace Center and United Way of Greenville County partner to welcome Rich Harwood for the FREE community event Finding Dignity, Hope and Community in America Today on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.


Rich Harwood, president and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will discuss how we can put our local communities and country on a more hopeful path. This event is part of a two-year, nationwide campaign to spread this inspiring blueprint, outlined in his new book, Stepping Forward: A Positive Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives.

Harwood has spent 30 years working in communities and steering civic leaders through emotional issues that threaten to tear communities apart. In Newtown, Conn., after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he led the process for the community to collectively decide the fate of the school building. His approach has spread to all 50 U.S. states and 40 countries, and he's worked with some of the world’s largest nonprofits and foundations.

Harwood is an inspiring, sought after speaker who regularly keynotes major conferences and events. He has written several books, scores of articles and groundbreaking reports, and frequently appears on national media.


Tickets for the Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. event with Rich Harwood are FREE, but must be reserved by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at There is a limit of two tickets per account.


About the Peace Center

The Peace Center is a nationally recognized artistic and cultural destination located in Greenville, S.C. Situated along the Reedy River in the heart of downtown, its multifaceted, six-acre campus is the region’s center for art, culture, entertainment and engagement. From programs featuring world-class artists in music, theater, and dance, to enriching educational experiences, and everyday encounters with the arts, the Peace Center hosts hundreds of events every year and welcomes thousands of guests to its riverfront campus every day. 


About United Way of Greenville County

United Way fights for the education, income and health of every person in our community. As a funder, partner and convener, we work with the entire community to bring together resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships that create lasting solutions to our community’s most pressing problems. Join the fight for a stronger Greenville County at