She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Lynn Sherr: The Real Sally Ride

When: July 22, at 7:30PM (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5
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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.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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