Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen present Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen will present their New Book Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen .

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Barbara Powell Allen is Chairman and President of the SkillBuilders Fund, a private foundation founded by Marjorie Powell Allen in 1983. Barbara is an attorney who served in the Kansas Legislature from 1988 to 2008. Barbara and her husband Kevin Moriarty are the proud parents of their two beautiful adopted sons, Maddox McClain and Maverick Michael, and Kevin’s three adult daughters. They live in Overland Park, Kansas.

Deborah Jean Allen lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and works with her daughter, Amelia, founder of BeLoved Atlanta, a non-profit organization helping sexually-exploited women. Her son Parker is a world-traveler who journeyed through Southeast Asia, Australia, Alaska, and biked from Atlanta to Central America. Debbie serves on the board of the SkillBuilders Fund.

Leeanne Seaver, MA, is an award-winning writer, producer, and photographer who worked in news and teleproduction for over 20 years in Colorado and Virginia before focusing full-time on writing. The Seaver Vision Award was named for her by Hands & Voices, a national non-profit she co-founded in 1995.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  It is an era when women vow to “honor and obey” their husbands. Rarely does the average woman have her own car, checking account, or authority over anything except childrearing during Feminism’s “Second Wave” from the mid to latter part of the 20th Century. That world is about to change, and Marjorie Powell Allen is one of the reasons why. Like many unsung heroines, Marjorie does not consider herself a feminist, but propelled by a strong sense of social justice, a powerful intellect, and a tenacious will, she will alter the landscape for women from the American Midwest to South Africa. She is a force, “the kind of leader who made you believe you could do anything.”

Becoming Marjorie is the biography of this remarkable woman—a mother, educator, entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, and women’s rights advocate who “invites every president of a women’s organization across the country to come to Kansas City to talk about what women could do together.” Decades after her passing, they’re still coming to so many of the programs that stemmed from the passion of a woman who “woke up with a new idea every day.” From the Women’s Foundation, Women’s Employment Network, Central Exchange, SkillBuilders Fund, and Wildwood Outdoor Education Center in Missouri and Kansas, to the Community Advice Centers that provide voter-training across South Africa, her vision continues to expand and inspire.

The Life & Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen documents a historical period in the women’s movement from a grassroots perspective. Marjorie’s story is also an engaging look at a woman who strived for a purpose-driven life and the effect she continues to have on others today.

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen will discuss their new book In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder and President of Rainy Day Books.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE or TWO:  $29.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One copy of Becoming Marjorie, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and one Guest Admission Ticket, if needed. It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order anytime In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order.

PLEASE NOTE:  All Orders will be processed immediately. . We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$29.95
SKU: BecomingMarjorieADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, one Guest Admission Ticket, and one copy of Becoming Marjorie.


$29.95
SKU: BecomingMarjorieADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and one copy of Becoming Marjorie.


AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: One copy of Becoming Marjorie.


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