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Cecile Richards in conversation with Lindy West

Make Trouble Simon and Schuster

Monday • April 9 • 7pm

University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street


Make Trouble

Women's rights advocate and president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Cecile Richards, joins us for a discussion of her new book, Make Trouble.

Richards has been an activist since 7th grade, when she was taken to the principal's office for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. She had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist-turned-Texas governor mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time—from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time.


Tickets are $27.00 and available at Each ticket includes a copy of Make Trouble.

The Pack Rewards™ members also receive VIP seating. Must show UW ID.

Signing Guidelines

  • Pre-signed copies of the book only.

Signing guidelines subject to change.

Cecile Richards in conversation with Lindy West Cecile Richards is a nationally respected leader in the field of womens health, reproductive rights, and social change. She began her career helping garment workers, hotel workers, and nursing home aides fight for better wages and working conditions. After years in the labor movement, she moved back home to Texas to help elect the states first Democratic woman governor: Her mother, Ann Richards. She went on to start her own grassroots organizations, and later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2011 and 2012, she was named one of TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World. Richards is currently the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to womens rights and activism. Richards serves on the board of the Ford Foundation. She and her husband, Kirk Adams, have three children and reside in New York City.

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