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Virtual SJCC Book Fest: White House Women Then + Now
November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Conversation and Q+A: White House Women Then + Now
MSNBC legal analyst Jill Wine-Banks (“The Watergate Girl”) and former Obama aide Taylor Lustig (“Yes She Can”)
Moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds
Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial-by-fire as a young Watergate prosecutor and Taylor Lustig shares stories of hope and change from Obama’s White House in this powerful and empowering author conversation moderated by Ross Reynolds, KUOW Executive Producer for Community Engagement. Join us for this timely conversation during this critical post-election season and women’s rights reckoning.
$5 virtual ticket
$22 “Yes She Can” book | $33 “Watergate Girl” book (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
Buy both and save! $52 both books (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
Zoom links emailed one hour prior to the event | Books mailed 7-10 days after
Presented in partnership with Jewish Book Council
Book sales partner: Island Books
About Jill Wine-Banks, “The Watergate Girl”: Obstruction of justice, the specter of impeachment, sexism at work, and shocking revelations — sounds recent and familiar? Sure, but history has a way of repeating itself. In her new book, “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President,” Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire as a young Watergate prosecutor at a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy, and women had to stand up for equal treatment. At barely-thirty, she was the only woman on the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking White House officials during the Watergate scandal. Called “the mini-skirted lawyer” by the press, she fought to receive the respect accorded her male counterparts and prevailed.
About Taylor Lustig, “Yes She Can”: Flash forward to “Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House,” including Taylor Lustig. A New York Times-bestselling anthology features a diverse group of young women called to serve by Obama’s inclusive feminist politics. Each tells a story of their most inspiring days, filled with the challenges they faced, and advice they wish they could give to our younger selves, with a goal of inspiring young women to enter public service. Contributor Taylor Lustig served in the White House from ages 22 to 26, most recently as a Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where she focused on community engagement and domestic and international policy issues of concern to faith communities, interfaith dialogue, and church-state policy.