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An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Mar 23 2018
An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar

A conversation with Tererai Trent, Ph.D., one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment – and distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest.”

Growing up in rural Zimbabwe without electricity or running water, Tererai Trent was married at age 11, had three children by age 18 – all the while yearning for an education that seemed to be a dream hopelessly out of reach.

With the help of Heifer International and other aid organizations, she persevered, moving to the United States and obtaining a bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctoral degree. With a $1.5 million donation from Oprah Winfrey, Trent was able to build a school in her native

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$20 City Club members / $35 nonmembers

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850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114


If you’re driving, parking is available immediately west of the City Club building in the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage. The cost is $10.00 before 4:00 pm and $4.00 after 4:00 pm. Special event pricing does apply. If you are at the city club between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, bring your ticket with you into the City Club and we will validate your ticket to reduce the cost to $3.00.

Discounted valet parking is available at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Bring your ticket in with you to the City Club to receive a discount validation.

Additional, non-discounted downtown parking can be found in the Atrium Garage (645 W. Prospect), Ameritrust Garage (900 W. Prospect), and Gateway Prospect Parking (944/1002 W. Prospect). More parking information can also be found here.

Or, skip the drive and hop on a UH Bike—there’s a station right across the street from the City Club. Use discount code G3TR1D1NG for 30 minutes of free ride time on us.


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