Saturday, May 2
Absolutely the highlight of our weekend was hearing and meeting Erin Gruwell at Friday's luncheon. Erin is the real-life teacher that initiated the Freedom Writers. Her part was played by Hillary Swank in the popular movie about Erin's true story. The ultimate Junior Leaguer, in her pearls, her passion inspired these underserved kids, from the toughest neighborhood and gangs in Long Beach, CA to read about Ann Frank and Shakesphere. After her story, the 842 women in the ballroom were all crying, and so was Erin. It was truly and "ah-hah" moment.
Erin autographed this book that I bought for my sweet angel sister, who loves this movie and the touching story. My sister is one of those selfless leaders that truly sees the good in each and every heart. go to www.freedomwritersfoundation.org to read more about what the freedom writers are doing now and how you can help at risk youth all across the country through the acceptence and innovative teaching.