Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in conversation with Cheryl Strayed
October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 19, 5 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St.
“If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” — The Book of Gutsy Women
Join Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book the two women have written together. They welcome readers into a conversation that began when Chelsea was a little girl. They will discuss the women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
Inspired by women whose tenacity blazed the trail, the two global leaders lay out a vision for how these stories of persistence can galvanize women and men, boys and girls around the world.
There’s Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist whose Asperger’s syndrome has shaped her advocacy; civil rights activist Dorothy Height; LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor and swimmer Diana Nyad, who each kept pushing forward, no matter what.
Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, historian Mary Beard, who used wit to open doors that were once closed, and activists like Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai, who looked fear in the face and persevered. There are so many more.
This groundbreaking celebration of gutsiness is a call to action –not just for women, but for everyone, especially now.
In the book, the authors write, “Ensuring the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls remains a big piece of unfinished business of the twenty-first century. Finishing it is going to take all of us standing shoulder to shoulder, across the generations, across genders. This is not a moment for anyone to leave the fight, or sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect moment to join.”
The Clintons will be joined in conversation by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things.
Tickets are available at revolutionhall.com.