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Words Change the World

Thursday, March 26, 2020 1 Nisan 5780

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation and Harris County Public Library, will hold its annual fundraising event, Words Change the World. This year’s guest speaker will be Barbara Pierce Bush, humanitarian and co-founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps.

A Yale University graduate with a degree in Humanities, Ms. Bush co-founded Global Health Corps, which mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. She has worked with the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa and UNICEF in Botswana, is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and the UN Global Entrepreneurs Council. Named one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact in 2013, she released Sisters First, a New York Times best seller written with her twin sister and co-author Jenna Bush Hager.

Barbara Pierce Bush is also a supporter of her family’s foundation, the Barbara Bush Literary Foundation, created to improve the quality of lives through the power of literacy. The Foundation, established by Neil and Maria Bush, is dedicated to helping eradicate the literacy crisis in Houston. The Sisterhood’s partnership with the Foundation will donate part of the proceeds raised by Words Change the World to make an impact on the local community by donating children’s book to the Harris County Public Library’s Curiosity Cruiser.

A moderated conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Texas-style lunch. Congregation Emanu El’s Sisterhood has a strong dedication to community service and social action as well as progressive Jewish values. Co-chairs for this year’s event are Kathy Parven and Shelley Wisner.

Please note that we have reached our capacity for the luncheon and at this time, are selling $50 tickets for the presentation only.


Additional seats to the luncheon may become available and we are asking guests interested in the luncheon to place their names on a waiting list by contacting the Sisterhood office at or by calling 713.529.5771, ext. 233.


For additional information contact the Sisterhood office at or call 713.529.5771, ext. 233.






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