The guest of honor at the 2011 GO Forum, Salbi spoke to students, faculty, and guests on campus in a public lecture and during a luncheon, before traveling to Dallas to continue the GO Forum events.
That afternoon, several Austin College students who had received Global Outreach Fellowships to fund service projects around the world shared their experiences with a group of Dallas high school students who had been invited to a special session with Salbi. Salbi spoke that evening to a capacity audience at the Wyly Theatre of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Since its founding in 1993, Women for Women International has served more than women worldwide, providing women survivors of war and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.
The Posey Leadership Award, which promotes and recognizes service and leadership in a global context, was created through the generosity of Sally and the late Lee Posey, founder of Palm Harbor Homes.
Previous recipients include Wendy Kopp (2006), founder of Teach For America; Dr. Paul Farmer (2007), Harvard professor, medical anthropologist, physician, and subject of the best-selling Mountains Beyond Mountains; Geoffrey Canada (2008), president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone; Greg Mortenson (2009), educational activist and author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools; and Muhammad Yunus (2010), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of Grameen Bank.
Nominations for the 2012 Austin College Posey Leadership Award will be accepted through May 1, 2011.