Complimentary tickets are now available for the
University of Mount Union’s 2013 Schooler Lecture featuring Newark, New
Jersey Mayor Cory A. Booker.
The lecture is slated for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the
Timken Gymnasium. Booker will speak on “How to Change the World with
Your Bare Hands.”
Booker made headlines recently as he opened his home and personally
delivered supplies and food to Newark residents who were impacted by
Hurricane Sandy. In addition, following a conversation on Twitter,
Booker recently initiated the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) Challenge in which he lived on a SNAP (formerly known as food
stamps) equivalent food budget for seven days. According to his website,
Booker’s goals for the challenge were to raise awareness and
understanding of food insecurity, reduce the stigma of SNAP
participation, elevate innovative local and national food justice
initiatives and amplify compassion for individuals and communities in
need of assistance.
According to the Greater Talent Network, Booker took the oath of
office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city in July 2006 following a
sweeping electoral victory and was re-elected for a second term in
another overwhelming majority in 2010. Booker has a bold vision for the
City of Newark, and the city’s mission is to set a national standard for
urban transformation by marshaling its resources to achieve security,
economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering
for individuals and families.
As his second term gets underway, Booker and his administration have
made meaningful strides toward achieving the city’s mission. As of July
1, 2008, Newark led the nation among large cities for reductions in
shootings and murders, achieving decreases of more than 40 percent in
both categories. Radical transformation of the Newark Police Department
under Booker’s leadership, along with the deployment of more than 100
surveillance cameras throughout the city, has led to Newark setting the
nationwide pace for crime reduction.
To request complimentary tickets, visit www.mountunion.edu/schooler-3
or call (330) 829-6120 and leave a message including name, address,
phone number and number of tickets requested. Please allow several
business days for tickets to be processed and mailed.
About the Schooler Lecture
Schooler Lecture Series was established in 1988 with grant funding from
the Schooler Family Foundation. The Foundation's philanthropy has
enabled the University to provide a dramatically enhanced opportunity
for young men and women studying at Mount Union and for the residents in
the greater Alliance area to experience the breadth and depth of
Fore more information on the Schooler Lecture, visit www.mountunion.edu/the-schooler-lecture.