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Cecile Richards – Make Trouble @ The Fearrington Barn
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

McIntyre’s Books welcomes Cecile Richards on Sunday, April 15th at 2pm in her only planned North Carolina appearance for her new book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story. She will be in conversation with Michele Tracy Berger, Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC. Tickets are $30 and include a signed copy of Make Trouble. Space is limited – call the bookstore at 919.542.3030 or purchase your tickets online. Doors to the Fearrington Barn open at 1:30pm. Sorry, no book personalizations.

From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice. Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. In the Richards household, the “dinner table was never for eating—it was for sorting precinct lists.”

From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics. She watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife to an electrifying force in the Democratic party who made a name for herself as the straight-talking, truth-telling governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women. Her experiences paint a powerful portrait of the misogyny, sexism, fake news and even the threat of violence confronting those who challenge authority.

As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage, and learned that those in power don’t give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time—from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time.

She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes and make trouble along the way.

Tickets are available online or by calling McIntyre’s Books at 919.542.3030.