Let Freedom Ring Luncheon

Start Date and Time: 02/02/2015 11:30 AM

End Date and Time: 02/02/2015 01:30 PM

Location: Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34236

Hosted by

Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County

For 35 years, the countywide not-for-profit agency has been advocating for and providing support services to women in our community. Each year, we serve several thousands of women by providing education scholarships, employability skills, transition support and other essential services that help women move forward toward self-sufficiency and achieve their highest potential. For more information, visit www.TheWomensResourceCenter.org or call 941.366.1700.

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Let Freedom Ring Luncheon

Please join us for the Womens Resource Center of Sarasota County for the Let Freedom Ring luncheon featuring keynote speaker Charlayne Hunter?Gault, a distinguished journalist, author, advocate and exemplary leader.

On Monday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m., guests will have the opportunity to hear Hunter-Gault?s perspective on current events and glean from her experiences as a seasoned journalist and civil rights activist at the Sarasota Yacht Club. There will be question-and-answer period for the audience as well as a chance for attendees to meet Hunter-Gault after the discussion for a book signing, featuring To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, one of her latest books.

An author of four books, Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry. She covered national and international stories as a national correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer during her 20 years at PBS. Hunter-Gault became the African bureau chief for NPR in 1997 and joined CNN in April 1999. She was the first African-American woman to enroll at the University of Georgia and one of the first two African-American students to integrate the school in 1961. Her numerous honors include two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards.

Tickets are $75 and benefit the Women?s Resource Center of Sarasota County?s many programs and services for women in the community. Call 941-366-1700 or visit www.TheWomensResourceCenter.org for RSVP and information. The event chair is WRCSC board member Audrey Coleman and the co-chair is Dr. Willa Bernhard, a past WRCSC board member.

Twenty students from Booker High School will be in attendance to benefit from Hunter-Gault?s life lessons as a leader and an advocate.

Let Freedom Ring Luncheon
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