Past presentations and events
Tom Nazario regularly makes presentations to community associations, high schools and universities, foundations, and corporations about the work of TFI and global poverty issues.
Tom Nazario was invited to be a guest speaker at a reception in Palo Alto, California, for a community-based organization, AACI, Asian Americans for Community Involvement. He made a short presentation about the work of The Forgotten International and our book Living on a Dollar a Day. Tom signed copies for guests and enjoyed meeting new friends. We thank AACI for the kind invitation and the opportunity to share our work with your guests. All proceeds from the event support AACI’s Center for Survivors of Torture. Read more »
Tom Nazario was invited to speak to business professionals and industry leaders at the City Club of Los Angeles about “Assuming Leadership on the Toughest Issues.” Tom presented images from his book Living on a Dollar a Day which features personal profiles of those in our global community surviving on not much more than one dollar each day. He discussed ways corporations and individuals can take actions, big and small, to help alleviate the causes and effects of extreme poverty which is one of the major issues facing us all. Read more »
Tom Nazario spoke to a sold-out crowd about “Global Poverty: What Works and What Doesn’t” at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Many thanks to our host and moderator, Ms. Linda Calhoun, who introduced Tom and also selected from the many questions the audience had for Tom after his presentation. Copies of Living on a Dollar a Day were made available through the Commonwealth Club Bookstore thanks to Ms.Renee Miguel. Tom signed books for guests and even one for the Commonwealth Club’s library. Read more »
Tom Nazario was invited to speak at the Social Justice speakers series at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. Over one hundred guests and parishioners turned out to hear Tom speak about critical issues related to global poverty and the making of our book, Living on a Dollar a Day. Tom took questions from the audience and stayed to sign copies of his book, graciously provided by Book Culture. Many thanks to Ms. Magda Martinelli-Torres for all her help with this event and to Father Ugo Nacciarone for the invitation. Read more »
Tom Nazario made a presentation to a full house at the San Francisco World Affairs Council entitled, “Global Poverty: What Everyone Needs to Know.” The Council posted the following description: “More than one billion people today live on just one dollar per day. Those who live at this level of poverty often work extremely hard at jobs few in the West would even entertain. They lack basic services such as healthcare and education, a deficit that all too often keeps them and their families stuck in a continuous poverty cycle, often for generations. Read more »
Guests attended a private event in Los Gatos, California, on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Tom Nazario made a short presentation about the work of The Forgotten International and our book Living on a Dollar a Day. We are thankful to our host for the delicious refreshments and for opening her home to us. Guests received a copy of our book and Tom spent some time signing them and talking with the new friends we met that day.
Tom Nazario signed more than 30 books for guests at one of the first private events for our book Living on a Dollar a Day at a beautiful home in Berkeley, CA. Over 50 guests spent a lovely Sunday afternoon eating and drinking delicious, homemade refreshments and learning more about the work of TFI. It was wonderful to meet many new friends, and we are so grateful to our hosts for opening up their home to everyone who came over for the day. Read more »
Tom Nazario addressed high school students at the Viewpoint School in Calabasa, CA, who are active in international issues through the Model UN Club and in community service projects through the schools many service programs. Tom spoke to the students about global issues and had them take a quiz entitled, “How Much Do You Know about the World.” The winner of the quiz, who got eight out of 10 questions correct, received a copy of Tom’s recent book, Living on a Dollar a Day. Read more »