History & Heritage: Sandra Day O’Connor, Evan Thomas
Wednesday, February 10, 2021Time 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sandra Day O’Connor
Evan Thomas, writer, correspondent, and editor at Time and Newsweek
Wednesday, February 10 | 4:30pm | Livestream Event
Evan Thomas’s book, First, is a remarkably vivid and personal portrait of a woman who loved her family, who believed in serving her country, and who, when she became the most powerful woman in America, built a bridge forward for all women. Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. She became the first ever female majority leader of a state senate. As a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals, she stood up to corrupt lawyers and humanized the law. When she arrived at the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she began a quarter-century tenure on the Court, hearing cases that ultimately shaped American law. Diagnosed with cancer at fifty-eight, and caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s, O’Connor endured every difficulty with grit and poise.
Joining Evan Thomas in conversation will be his wife, Oscie, a twenty-four-year legal professional and a frequent collaborator with her husband on his books over the years.
General Admission: $35 Ι Sponsor: $150
History & Heritage Series (4): $125 Ι Series Sponsor: $500
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