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Stacey Abrams on Leading from the Outside

Join Stacey Abrams at CHF for an empowering discussion on the importance of political outsiders and this country’s “Other” future leaders.

Tickets on sale to all CHF Members starting March 19 at 10AM CST. Tickets on sale to the public March 26 at 10AM CST.

After eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stacey Abrams was the first black woman to win the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. As the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, she went on to win more votes than any Democrat in the state’s history (startling only those who had never met her). In Lead from the Outside, Abrams offers not only a memoir of her own rise to leadership, but a “handbook for outsiders”—a how-to guide for women, people of color, people from the LGBTQ community, and other “Other” future leaders. In chapters including “Dare to Want More,” and “Making What You Have Work,” Abrams argues that our differences, which may at times be turned against us, can also be used to build our strength, refine our ambitions, and make us better able to see and create necessary change.

This annual lecture honors the late Joanne H. Alter’s pioneering work on behalf of women interested in social action and public service.

Ticket purchase includes a copy of LEAD FROM THE OUTSIDE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE AND MAKE REAL CHANGE.

April 27 2019

Details

Date: April 27
Time: 6:00 PM
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Venue

UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60607

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Organizer

Chicago Humanities Festival