2018 Prepare For Winter Dinner Guest Speaker/Performer

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We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Gorman, poet, activist  and change-maker to join the evening on Thursday, September 13th. Her art and activism focus on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization.

Amanda is the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America. She has spoken across the U.S., from the Library of Congress and the United Nations Social Good Summit. She's met Michelle Obama at the White House, and graced stages alongside the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Al Gore, and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Author of The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough, she is Founder of One Pen One Page, a youth literacy collective. Featured on The Today Show, MTV, Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, and more, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,The Boston Globe, and more. A Harvard junior in the top of her class and a Glamour College Women of the Year, she studies Sociology and Spanish.