Shannon Watts at the Hudson Library

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, will discuss her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World. The book tells the story of how the Facebook group she started a day after the Sandy Hook tragedy grew into a nationwide grassroots movement with millions of supporters and local chapters in all 50 states. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series.

Watts’s organization successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Her writing has appeared in VogueRefinery 29TimeThe Washington PostThe Hill, and others. She is a mother of five.

Copies of Fight Like a Mother will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062892560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2019

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