Saturday, May 2

Freedom Writers


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.

5 comments:

LuJean said...

*crying* cant say anything else

Leslie said...

i know sis - you would have DIED to hear her. I was so moved- i am gonna pop the book in the (long) mail. You will enjoy reading their stories. Almost unbelievable to think those kids really lived that life.

rillys said...

nice life huh!hopefully your enjoy

Leslie said...

thanks rillys!

LuJean said...

*crying* cant say anything else

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