A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: July 22, at 7:30PM (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
In 1983, Sally Ride made history by becoming the first American woman in space. Years later, she continued to be an influential public figure, but her private life remained guarded. Seasoned ABC reporter Lynn Sherr offers the full story in Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, from Ride’s sexual orientation to the revolutionary effects she had on millions. According to Sherr, the feminist movement made Ride’s selection into NASA’s exclusive boy’s club possible — and later helped inspire her to start a nonprofit to get young girls involved in math and science. A longtime acquaintance of Ride, Sherr’s expert coverage of the woman who “broke all the rules” but remained a team player, will give America a picture of “the woman behind the spacesuit.” Sherr is an award-winning broadcaster and the author of several books, including Swim and America the Beautiful.