EVENT: Lilly Ledbetter, the courageous woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, shares her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation, a story revealed in her new memoir: Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Lilly Ledbetter was born in a house with no running water or electricity in the small town of Possum Trot, Alabama. She knew that she was destined for something more, and in 1979, Lilly applied for her dream job at the Goodyear tire factory. Even though the only women she’d seen there were secretaries in the front offices where she’d submitted her application, she got the job—one of the first women hired at the management level. Though she faced daily discrimination and sexual harassment, Lilly pressed onward, believing that eventually things would change. Until, nineteen years later, Lilly received an anonymous note revealing that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position. Devastated, she filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which she won and then heartbreakingly lost on appeal. Over the next eight years, her case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost again: the court ruled that she should have filed suit within 180 days of her first unequal paycheck despite the fact that she had no way of knowing that she was being paid unfairly all those years. In a dramatic moment, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her dissent from the bench, urging Lilly to fight back. And fight Lilly did, becoming the namesake of President Barack Obama's first official piece of legislation. Today, she is a tireless advocate for change, traveling the country to urge women and minorities to claim their civil rights. Both a deeply inspiring memoir and a powerful call to arms, Grace and Grit is the story of a true American icon.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $25.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Grace and Grit, one Stamped Admission Ticket, and one Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same price. If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Notes Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up. Your Order will be held under your name at the Will Call table. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.
EVENT FORMAT: Lilly Ledbetter will share her life story in conversation with Vivien Jennings, founder and president of Rainy Day Books. A Booksigning follows the Presentation. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.
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One Author Autographed Hardcover of Grace and Grit.