Challenge into Change: Storytelling as Healing

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: The Women's Initiative and Jefferson School African American Heritage Center


Listen to, and honor, The Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Laurie Jean Cannady (Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul) will share stories from her memoir. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work. A book signing and reception follows.

Why should you attend?

These authors–Laurie Jean Cannady and the contest award recipients–will amaze you with their histories, tenacity, and courage. We challenge you to step forward and hear their wonderfully rich voices.

Cannady, Laurie Crave-Sojourn of a Hungry Soul Cover