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National Speaker Forum


Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati

Announces 2016 National Speaker

Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine 

Isabel Wilkerson


 Isabel Wilkerson, multiple award winner and critically acclaimed author of The Warmth of Other Suns, will be WCC featured National Speaker in 2016.  This book, a New York Times bestseller, brings to life one of the epic stories of the 20th century through three unforgettable protagonists who made the decision of their lives during what came to be known as the Great Migration. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream. image001

Ms. Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize. Her commentary and articles appear regularly, as do her appearances on national news programs.  For more information about Isabel Wilkerson, please visit http://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/isabel-wilkerson.


Click here for pictures of last year’s event

Last year,  our guest speaker was  Mariel Hemingway, famed actor and longtime advocate for mental health awareness, was hosted on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Music Hall in historic Over-the-Rhine.
WCC’s  regionally recognized forum has given the Cincinnati community the opportunity to enjoy a number of engaging and renowned public speakers over the years including Terry Gross, Diane Rehm, Naomi Tutu, Candy Crowley, and Kerry Kennedy. Mariel Hemingway’s presentation was “Running from Crazy:  A Life Journey with Mariel Hemingway”  which  addressed her own family experience and her work with mental health organizations nationally. Her grandfather, literary icon Ernest Hemingway, and her sister, super model Margaux Hemingway, both committed suicide. Mariel has since courageously devoted her work to restoring balance to her own life through healthy living and, in her words, “raising consciousness and awareness that we as human beings are self-healing, self-sufficient, and self-sustaining.

Past Speaker Programs