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Cecile Richards Makes Trouble: A Conversation on Leadership

Evening Program with Book Signing

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1B0275
Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood Federation of America)

On April 30, Cecile Richards stepped down as head of Planned Parenthood, after 12 years as America’s most visible pro-choice advocate. It was only the latest chapter in a lifetime of activism, resistance, and progressive leadership, starting with her childhood in conservative Texas watching her mother Ann Richards transform from homemaker to state governor and feminist icon.

Following her mother’s example, Richards has made her career fighting for social justice and women’s rights. She details that remarkable journey in a new memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (Touchstone). Join Richards in conversation with Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” for an evening of personal stories, politics, and reflections on leadership—and learn why to make change, you have to make trouble.

Former Marine Corps officer Kate Germano adds her own perspective on female leaders—and shaking things up. After 20 years of service, Germano was relieved from command of the only all-female unit in the Department of Defense and gained notoriety for taking a stand against the Marine Corps for gender bias and lowered standards and expectations for female recruits and service personnel.

All participants receive a copy of Richards’ book, which she will sign and personalize; additional copies are available for sale and signing.

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Marion & Gustave Ring Auditorium
7th St & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza