– Movement empowers students through respect for self and others

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) CEO BBDO NY John Osborn, CEO of Operation HOPE John Hope Bryant, Principal Tyee Chin and HRH Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway attend Wadleigh High School for Performing Arts In Harlem on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Global Dignity Day)  Photo Credit - Getty Images for Global Dignity

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Wadleigh Secondary School in Harlem, New York, will be the center of a visit from the HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, onSeptember 14th. Continuing promotion of Global Dignity Day, they will introduce key components of the five dignity principles.  

The dignitaries will address 300 students and lead a classroom lesson promoting personal and financial dignity. This event marks the beginning of celebrations leading up to the fifth annual Global Dignity Day, which will be recognized on October 17th, in more than 50 countries. Also in attendance will be John Osborne, CEO of BBDO New York, who serves as an Advisor and Organizational Partner for Global Dignity, for which BBDO (www.bbdo.com) provides pro bono creative services.

Global Dignity focuses on leading a dignified life as an opportunity to fulfill one's potential, which is based on having a human level of health care education income and security.  The movement will get an added boost on November 14th at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, Georgia when leaders for Global Dignity speak to the importance of leading a dignified life.

About Global Dignity

Global Dignity is an independent, non-profit, non-political organization focused on empowering people with dignity. Established in 2006 by Young Global Leaders HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant and Professor Pekka Himanen, the initiative inspires respect, self-esteem and tolerance of diversity and promotes the idea that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life. Global Dignity has developed a course on dignity, including five dignity principles, which is taught in schools around the world on Global Dignity Day. For more information, visit www.globaldignity.org.

About HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

Operation HOPE, a nonprofit focused on financial literacy empowerment, will host the Global Financial Dignity Summit,November 14 – 15, to discuss the theme of community, character and responsible capitalism. More than 1,000 delegates from 50 countries are expected to convene at the new HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer, at the King Center, and the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the Summit, visithttp://20years.operationhope.org/event/summ

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