TEXAS WOMEN’S FOUNDATION 36th ANNUAL LUNCHEON
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Join us for this extraordinary virtual conversation with two remarkable bestselling authors discussing the power of each woman’s voice and each woman’s story in building empathy, compassion and community in our world.
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Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, has spent more than three years on The New York Times bestseller list, where it was joined by her second novel, On the Come Up, and now her third, Concrete Rose. Blockbuster books and two major film adaptations have amplified Angie’s clear, crucial voice when we need it most—to #BlackLivesMatter protesters, igniting real change in the fight for racial justice, and through the chaos of a global pandemic that is disproportionately hurting people of color. Her keynotes are powerful, urgent, necessary, and most importantly, hopeful.
Cleo Wade is a friend, community builder, and the author of the bestselling books, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, Where to Begin: A small book your power to create big change, and Heart Talk: The Journal, 52 weeks of self-love, self-care, and self-discovery. She has been called the poet of her generation by Time Magazine and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. Cleo sits on the board of The Lower East Side Girls Club, the National Black Theatre in Harlem, and the Women’s Prison Association. When Cleo is not at home in California with her partner, Simon Kinberg, and their daughter, Memphis, she can be found traveling around the country on her sold-out book tours, which have become a safe space to laugh, cry, hug, and offer support to fellow readers. Cleo Wade will release her first children’s book on March 23, 2021 titled “What the Road Said.” The book features illustrations by Lucie de Moyencourt, and celebrates the journey we are all on and the questions we ask along the way.