Yuan Yuan Tan, Chelsea Clinton to Speak at Benefit for San Francisco Ballet School
SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2019—In celebration of Women's History Month and the worldwide success of Chelsea Clinton's new book She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History, San Francisco Ballet will host a breakfast, book signing, and conversation with author Chelsea Clinton on Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 am. Special guests include San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan, who is featured in the book, and the book's illustrator Alexandra Boiger. Proceeds from the event will go to support girls' scholarships and financial aid programs at San Francisco Ballet School.
She Persisted Around the World honors 13 women who have used their voices and determination to create change and shape history through science, the arts, sports, education and activism. Women in the book include Marie Curie, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai. "She Persisted Around the World celebrates thirteen women who overcame adversity to change the course of history across the globe," said Chelsea Clinton. "Inspired by the overwhelming response from young readers to the stories of the thirteen American women shared in She Persisted, I decided to write She Persisted Around the World and hope these incredible women's stories further empower kids to use their voices and dreams to positively shape the world around them and our shared future."
For more information and tickets, see the San Francisco Ballet web site.