Fight Like a Mother
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 | 12:00 PM AT FOOTNOTE COFFEE & COCKTAILS
Free to attend • Pre-registration required (not accepting registrants as of 8/15)
Bookmarks and the local chapter of Moms Demand Action presents activist Shannon Watts, author of Fight Like a Mother: How A Grassroots Movement Took On the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, for a community conversation about gun violence. Bookmarks will offer Fight Like a Mother at a 20% discount to event attendees.
Shannon Watts is a mother of five and the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In 2013, MDA partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. She is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is also a contributor to Huffington Post and Medium. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, TIME, The Washington Post, and other national and international publications.
The conversation will continue at this year's Festival of Books & Authors with a Gun Violence in America panel discussion with two featured festival authors.
This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. We are no longer accepting pre-registrations as of August 15. If there is room once all registrants have checked in, we will gladly find you a seat.