Power of Literacy Luncheon
with special guest
Former First Lady Laura Bush
in a conversation moderated by Pierce Bush
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
1600 West Loop South
10:45am to 11:45am Registration & Reception
11:45am to 1pm Luncheon & Program
* Doors close at 11:45am *
Special Guest: First Lady Laura Bush
One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. She has traveled to more than seventy-six countries, including two historic solo trips to Afghanistan, and has launched groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad. Author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From The Heart, and co-author of children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. As the Chair of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military.
Born in Midland, Texas to Jenna and Harold Welch, Laura Bush holds a degree in education from Southern Methodist University and a master’s in library science from the University of Texas. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin, and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she married George W. Bush. President and Mrs. Bush are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, son-in-law, Henry Hager, and proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager.
Luncheon Host Committee
Cathy Cleary, Chair
Julie Baker Finck
Cora Sue Mach
Martha Adger Madget
Kristen Oesch Stubbs
Ladies for Literacy Guild
Stephanie Tsuru, President
Foundation board of directors
View images from our 2017 Power of Literacy Luncheon.
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