This year’s K-12 Festival began with a warm welcome from Augsburg College President, Paul Pribbenow. This was followed by opening remarks from Congressman Keith Ellison and Andrew Slack from the Harry Potter Alliance. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus then took the stage and giving the more than 1,000 students an overview of Bangladesh and the story of Grameen Bank. Up next was Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman, who agreed with Yunus’s statement that when you “start doing the oppostie, it works beautifully.” She spoke of the peaceful revolution she helped lead in her country of Yemen and made it clear how proud she was to be in the presence of so many children at Augsburg College.
The full festival was recorded through our Livestream channel. All major speakers and sessions will be streamed and archived, so check back throughout the weekend.
In addition to the pictures below, you can view Forum photos in real time on our Flickr page.