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Source: Lisa Steffens, 785-539-8763,

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010


MANHATTAN -- The author of a book on how young adults can change the world will be the first speaker in Kansas State University's 2010-1011 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues.

Libuse Binder will present "10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20s," which also is the title of her book, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Binder's book provides a road map for young adults looking to make difference -- from eating locally and reducing waste, to starting a nonprofit organization or finding a career that helps others. Her lecture will provide tangible steps people can take to shape the world today.

After moving into film production immediately after college, Binder left a career in Hollywood to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. Through her experiences as a writer, teacher and environmental activist, as well as her research into how technology has energized grass-roots movements everywhere, she has become an advocate for the next generation to change the world. Her work also has appeared in Weekly Way, Earth911, Worldchanging, Weekly Way and Fit Yoga.

Lou Douglas was a distinguished professor of political science at K-State from 1949 to 1977, and was widely known for his power to inspire students, faculty and citizens to instigate change. He was a founder of the UFM Community Learning Center. UFM created the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues in his honor after his death in 1979. More information on the lecture series is available at