IN THE NEWS: C-SPAN BOOKS airs Hooks Book Event

C-SPAN BOOK, February 15, 2009 — At 3pm today, C-SPAN BOOKS aired the hour-long speech that microfinance expert Dr. Muhammad Yunus gave on Feb. 4 at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University. WATCH DR. YUNUSSPEECH HERE

“Our thanks go out to the 1400 people who packed the Lisner Auditorium to hear the the wonderful 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner speak to us about ways we can create a world without poverty,” says Perry Pidgeon Hooks, co-owner of Hooks Book Events, who with her partner Loretta Yenson brought Dr. Yunus to D.C. to share his wit and wisdom. “Dr. Yunus inspired everyone with his impressive thoughts on the importance of microfinance and social business from his important book.”

A portion of proceeds from book sales benefitted Muhammad Yunus’ nonprofit organization,* The Grameen Foundation — an organization that combines the power of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions to defeat global poverty.

“We look forward to bringing Dr. Yunus back to the U.S. so he can spread his important message,” Yenson says.

For more information about Dr. Yunus, visit

Videographer Oxana Holtmann also filmed the event. She kindly has shared her footage with us. The video, which runs about an hour, will be broken down into five 20-minute segments. Click here to view them!