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Soup & Hope with Cal Walker

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

The 12th annual winter series of stories to nourish a spirit of hope!

Cal came to ithaca in 1976 as a field sales representative with Procter & Gamble. After 15 years, he transitioned to Cornell where he recently retired after 25 years of service. He has a strong commitment to community-building and has consistently worked to advance social justice, educational access and equity, and positive youth development. Hope has been an essential element in many of Cal's life experiences.  While it is often said that “ hope is not a strategy", he firmly  believes it depends on what one's hope is anchored in!  Cal will share from his experiences going through a life-threatening illness, how a stedfast hope helped bring him through it, and how that “ interruption" led to an invitation.


Over the past 11 years, more than 50 speakers—encompassing a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members—have touched, inspired and motivated Cornell and local community members who gather to listen to them, reflect on their life stories and be nourished by hot soup and rolls provided free of charge by Cornell Dining.

Mark your calendars; bring a friend.


Series Lineup

January 17: Shirley Collado

January 31: Bill Alberta

February 14: Cal Walker

February 28: Imani Majied

March 14: Angela Winfield

March 28: Riché Richardson


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The event is free and open to the public.

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