CECILE RICHARDS - Make Trouble Young Readers Edition @ CPC


Monday, November 18 at 6:30 PM

speaking about
Make Trouble Young Readers Edition

at Central Presbyterian Church





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  • This event takes place at Central Presbyterian Church at 200 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701.
  • A ticket includes a copy of Make Trouble and admits one person into the venue. It is $17.99 plus taxes and fees.
  • Books are not available for pick-up at BookPeople prior to the event.
  • A signing line will form after the event. 
  • Doors open at 5:30 PM. Seating is general admission; first come, first served.
  • Refunds are only available up to 7 days before the event.

Please note: If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend the event, we will hold a copy of Make Trouble for you at BookPeople for 30 days after the date of the event.


From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”

To make change, you have to make trouble.

Cecile Richards has been fighting for what she believes in ever since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. She had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her father, a civil rights attorney, and her mother, an avid activist and the first female governor of Texas, taught their kids to be troublemakers.

From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics. And by sharing her story with young readers, she shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her though good times and bad, and encourages her audience to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way.


Cecile Richards is a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health, reproductive rights, and social change. She began her career helping garment workers, hotel workers, and nursing home aides fight for better wages and working conditions. After years in the labor movement, she moved back home to Texas to help elect the state’s first Democratic woman governor: her mother, Ann Richards. She went on to start her own grassroots organizations, and later served as deputy chief of staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2011 and 2012, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. For over ten years, Richards served as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to women’s rights and activism. Richards serves on the board of the Ford Foundation. She and her husband, Kirk Adams, have three children and reside in New York City.

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Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
200 East 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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