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Mission Statement

The Sarasota World Affairs Council (SWAC) is part of the largest non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues.   It joins nearly 100 councils across 40 states that reach more than half a million people a year. 


SWAC's mission is to foster a greater understanding of world affairs among members and the local community through a notable speakers series and educational outreach programs.  SWAC aims to promote a community forum through which individual members can develop current and informed knowledge of international affairs.

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