Date and Time
Mar 31, 2019 6:30 pm
14th & V
Join Busboys and Poets Books for a conversation with Swanee Hunt and Zainab Salbi on her new book Freedom is an Inside Job at our 14th and V location. Books will be available for purchase in the bookstore.
“May this book help create bridges to a much bigger and kinder world.”—Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road and Revolution from Within
“This book demonstrates what is possible for anyone who sincerely desires to be part of a new imagination for changing the world.”—Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and The World Will Follow Joy
By all appearances, Zainab Salbi has had an impressive life. Growing up as the daughter of Saddam Hussein’s personal pilot, she eventually became a celebrated humanitarian and activist. Yet, as she was helping thousands of women in war-torn countries, Salbi’s personal life was coming to a crisis. In FREEDOM IS AN INSIDE JOB, Salbi explores her own riveting journey to wholeness—and how embarking on such a journey enables each of us to create the world we want to live in.
After years of working as a successful CEO and change-maker, Salbi realized that if she wanted to confront and heal the shadows of the world, she needed to face her own shadows first—and this could only be done by looking within. Through personal anecdotes, real-life stories, parables, and insightful guidance, Salbi takes us through a process of self-discovery. We learn to uncover our hidden motives and desires so we can live in alignment with our authentic values. “As long as we are conflicted within, we will continue to live in conflict without,” writes Salbi. “If we want to change the world, we must begin with ourselves.”
ZAINAB SALBI is a humanitarian, author, and media personality. She’s been featured by CNN, MSNBC, Oprah, People, The Guardian, HuffPost, and more. Salbi resides in New York City. Visit zainabsalbi.com.
SWANEE HUNT: Raised in Dallas, in the conservative 50s, Swanee Hunt grew into activism through the civil rights and women’s movements. In Half-Life of a Zealot, she describes her parallel eight years in theological seminaries, during which she published articles such as The Motherhood of God,linking soul and society. Concurrently, she led Colorado policy creation related to homelessness, mental illness, poverty, and public education. In the mid-90’s, Swanee served as US Ambassador to Austria, where she hosted negotiations to stop the genocide of Bosnian Muslims.
She is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, founder of the Women and Public Policy Program, and affiliated with the Center for Public Leadership and Carr Center for Human Rights, all at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Swanee is the founder of Inclusive Security, transforming decision making about war and peace by elevating women leaders; Seismic Shift, promoting the election of women at the highest levels; Demand Abolition, combatting the illegal purchase of sex by stopping the buyers (the johns); and Prime Movers, a prestigious fellowship for social movement leaders such as Zainab Salbi.