Change Location × Providence

    Recent Locations

      Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action Talk & Book Signing for Fight Like a Mother in Cranston

      • Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action Talk & Book Signing for Fight Like a Mother Photo #1
      1 of 1
      September 20, 2019

      Friday   6:30 PM

      176 Hillside Road
      Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

      • No Performers Listed
      Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action Talk & Book Signing for Fight Like a Mother

      Join us for a talk and book signing with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for her new book Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World. The $10 ticket price will be applied to the cost of the book the night of the event.

      Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary flashed across the television screen. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents grew into Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters and a powerful grassroots network of local chapters in all 50 states. Shannon has been called "the NRA’s worst nightmare”—and her army of moms have bravely gone up against the gun lobby, showing up in their signature red shirts, blocking the hallways of congress with their strollers, electing gun sense candidates and running for office themselves, proving that if the 80 million moms in this country come together, they can put an end to gun violence.

      Fight Like a Mother is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Along with stories of perseverance, courage, and compassion, Watts shines a light on the unique power of women—starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying congress, every mom is already a multi-tasking organizer, and Shannon explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond. Fight Like a Mother will inspire everyone—mothers and fathers, students and teachers, lawmakers, and anyone motivated to enact change—to get to work transforming hearts and minds, and passing laws that save lives.

      Cost: Payment required - $10 ticket - which will be applied to cost of the book the night of the event tickets available on Eventbrite or calling 432-7222.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.