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Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC
Monday, November 18, 2019, 7 – 8pm

“Obama Administration National Security Adviser and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will speak at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth St., downtown Charleston. A collaboration between Grace Church and Mt. Zion AME, this event is an offshoot of their monthly Okra Soup meetings.

Ambassador Rice will be in conversation with former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., about her new memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For (Simon and Schuster, hb., 544 pp., $30). Booksigning to follow.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call Blue Bicycle Books, 843-722-2666.

Tough Love is a remarkable, and remarkably candid, story: of the ancestral legacies of Susan Rice’s elders-immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other–and their formidable work as educators, community leaders, and public servants; of the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C.; and of the pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy.

Before the talk, the community is invited to join in the monthly “Okra Soup” meal and discussion at 5:30 pm, in Hanahan Hall at Grace, led by Rev. Kylon Middleton of Mt. Zion AME and Rev. Callie Walpole of Grace Cathedral.  This monthly gathering brings individuals of diverse backgrounds around the table for meaningful conversation while enjoying the most soulful of Lowcountry dishes: Okra Soup!”

Event Type: Book Signing/Reading, Lecture/Discussion