The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Annie Smith Peck was one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way.
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This event is co-sponsored by LWV-Needham and the Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of MA. It is free and open to the public. Please register! In order to plan we are asking you to register at this link.
The chosen book is In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero. Hardcover and e-book copies of the book will be available at the library. The One Book One Community Program is part of a new diversity initiative titled the "Needham Free Public Forum" with the motto "Exploring diversity to inspire unity." The initiative was organized by library trustees and staff in response to citizen input offered as part of the library's most recent long-range planning process.
In the Country We Love is Diane Guerrero's memoir of her experience when she returned home from school in Boston one day at age 14 to learn that her undocumented parents had been detained and deported. Guerrero is an actress on the hit television show "Orange is the New Black."
As a co-sponsor, the League is encouraging its members to read this book over the summer and participate in one of the small-group discussions.
No registration required.