Book Signing with President Jimmy Carter!

Thursday, March 27, beginning at 6 pm

 ***PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ONLINE ORDERS AFTER 2pm on MARCH 27TH. AFTER 2pm CALL THE STORE TO PRE-ORDER***

at the Swedish American Museum, 

5211 N Clark St, Chicago

In President Jimmy Carter's travels around the world, he has noted many abuses against women and girls. In A Call to Action, his latest book, he defends the rights of women around the world and in particular challenges the use of religion to deny them equality.

Tickets are required. A purchase of A Call to Action from Women & Children First comes with a free ticket to the book signing. The book publishes on March 25th; the price (including tax) is $30.60. Each adult in the signing line must purchase a book. However, one child between the ages of 6 and 18 may accompany an adult ticketholder. (An infant in arms is also welcome.) To pre-order a book and secure your ticket, call 773-769-9299 or order online (see below). For more information, call the store or click on the FAQ document below.

Please note that this is a book signing only; you can greet President Carter, but he will not be giving a talk.

***PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ONLINE ORDERS AFTER 2pm on MARCH 27TH. AFTER 2pm CALL THE STORE TO PRE-ORDER***

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781476773957
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 3/2014
The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action.
President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report is current. It covers the plight of women and girls--strangled at birth, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, genital cutting, deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others. And the most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence.
He addresses the adverse impact of distorted religious texts on women, by Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims. Special verses are often omitted or quoted out of context to exalt the status of men and exclude women. In a remark that is certain to get attention, Carter points out that women are treated more equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion.
Carter describes his personal observations of the conditions and hardships of women around the world. He describes a trip in Africa with Bill Gates, Sr. and his wife, where they are appalled by visits to enormous brothels. He tells how he joined Nelson Mandela to plead for an end to South Africa's practice of outlawing treatments to protect babies from AIDS-infected mothers.
Throughout, Carter reports on observations of women activists and workers of The Carter Center. This is an informed and passionate charge about human rights abuses against half the world's population. It comes from one of the world's most renowned human rights advocates.

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