U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Author of “Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back”

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Name: U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Author of “Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back”
Date: March 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Jackie Speier was 28 when she joined congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac, and Speier was shot five times at point-blank range. While recovering from what would become one of the most harrowing tragedies in recent history, Speier had to choose: Would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her with a resolve to become a vocal proponent for human rights. From the formative nightmare that radically molded her perspective and instincts to the devastating personal and professional challenges that would follow, her memoir, Undaunted, reveals the perseverance of a determined force in American politics. Deeply rooted in Speier’s experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman and a fighter, hers is a story of true resilience, one that will inspire other women to draw strength from adversity in order to do what is right—no matter the challenges ahead.
Location:
Lucie Stern Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Date/Time Information:
Monday, March 18, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Contact Information:
Georgette Gehue @ 408-280-5530
Fees/Admission:
General: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members Premium: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members
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