Activist Discussion Group
Interested in getting involved in our community? The Bookworm's activist discussion group is an open-format meeting to talk about ideas and issues related to Eagle County using a book as framework for the conversation. All are welcome to this free event, which lasts about one hour and is moderated by bookseller Mackenzie Koffenberger. Experts in each topic are invited to attend. Past titles have included Evicted by Matthew Desmond, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and Women and Power by Mary Beard. At the meeting, the group will collaborate and select future reading.
"Melinda tells the story first person, which gives the reader a feeling of listening from across the kitchen table. Vulnerable, honest and funny. Perfect for fans of Michelle Obama's Becoming or Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. Empowering for teens and readers of all backgrounds!"
— From What Nicole is reading
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.
In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”
Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.
Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.
When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.