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Book Festival Event June 23

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead
by Cecile Richards & Lauren Peterson
Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Central Library, Madison Room

The Wisconsin Book Festival and A Room of One’s Own will welcome women’s rights and social justice leader Cecile Richards and co-author Lauren Peterson for an in-conversation event and book signing in support of their book, Make Trouble.

The daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards highlights life and career experiences that influenced her — including growing up in ultra conservative Texas, and watching her mother’s transformation from housewife to feminist.

Richards is the former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Peterson is a writer, digital strategist, and graduate of Madison West High School and UW-Madison.

Seating is limited. For guaranteed seating, consider purchasing a Book Festival membership. Find details at /give.

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