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Social Justice

An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar

Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"When women are silenced, we are all silenced. When one woman is awakened, you realize the whole world is healed. Whether you like it or not. Woman are going to be the game changers." – Tererai Trent, Ph.D.

Growing up in rural Zimbabwe without electricity or running water, Tererai Trent was married at age 11, had three children by age 18 - all the while yearning for an education that seemed to be a dream hopelessly out of reach.

With the help of Heifer International and other aid organizations, she persevered, moving to the United States and obtaining a bachelor's, master's, and a doctoral degree. With a $1.5 million donation from Oprah Winfrey, Trent was able to build a school in her native village, ensuring a quality education for the next generation of children.

Join us for a conversation with Tererai Trent, Ph.D., one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment - and distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest." She is also authorof The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dream, the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Instructional Literature.

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