Finding My Own Way: A Conversation with Sophia Bracy Harris
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Finding My Own Way: A Conversation with Sophia Bracy Harris

April 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

APRIL 27TH 5:00-6:30 PST | 7:00-8:30 CST | 8:00-9:30 EST



Join us for an intimate virtual conversation celebrating child care activist and MacArthur Genius Award winner Sophia Bracy Harris on her powerful memoir, Finding My Own Way: A Journey to Wholeness Against the Odds

Listen as Sophia shares her incredible journey to wholeness with Surina Khan, CEO of Women’s Foundation California, on her life, the impact of her work and the lessons she’s learned. With special guest, lawyer and activist, Bryan Stevenson.

The conversation will delve into Sophia’s powerful work and legacy from her experience growing up as a Black girl in Elmore County Alabama to her dedication to children of Alabama as the director of Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL).


Buy a Book | Give a Book

Get your copy of Finding My Own Way before the virtual event and we’ll give a book to a community organization.
*The first 20 people to buy the book AND register for the event will receive a FREE mug on us to help feed your feminist soul*


A special thanks to our host committee:

    • Mary Lassen
      Former Managing Director of Community Change
    • Joan Abrahamson
      Jefferson Institute
    • Surina Khan
      CEO at Women’s Foundation California
    • Phyllida Burlingame
      ACLU of Northern California
    • Kit Miller
      Orchard House Foundation
    • Alex Burger
      Filmmaker and former FOCAL staffer
    • Lara Mendel
      Co-founder & Executive Director at The Mosaic Project
    • Melanie Bridgeforth
      Women’s Foundation of Alabama
    • Darlene Nipper
      Rockwood Leadership Institute
    • Ellen Friedman
      former Executive Director, Compton Foundation
    • Steven Pitts
      Black Work Talk
    • Mary Ignatius
      Parent Voices
    • Arlene Holt Baker
      Chair, Community Change
    • Marty Makower
      Activist & retired community development lawyer
    • Joe Keffer
      Activist & retired union organizer 



April 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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