The Forum with Jackie Speier, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:30 am

The U.S. Representative and champion of women’s rights and gun violence prevention on her new book, Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back.

About the guest

Jackie Speier is the U.S. Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, personal privacy and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. In November 2017, Congresswoman Speier coauthored the #MeTooCongress Act to overhaul how sexual harassment and assault are reported and mediated on Capitol Hill, and in 2018 she was named one of “Politico’s 50” for these efforts. She is co-author of This Is Not the Life I Ordered. Speier received a BA in political science from the University of California at Davis and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) In Opposition to the Pence Amendment

About the book

Forty years after the Jonestown massacre changed her life, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells her extraordinary story in UNDAUNTED: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. UNDAUNTED shares the personal struggles—as a widow, a mother, and an outspoken victim of gun violence—that have shaped Congresswoman Speier’s unwavering dedication to her constituents and to fighting for what’s right, and fighting against waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption. Despite ongoing health struggles stemming from the shooting, and personal tragedies including the loss of her husband while she was pregnant with her second child, Speier continued to blaze an unparalleled path in regional and national politics.


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