CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City Club of Cleveland today hosts Tererai Trent, an internationally-recognized advocate for women’s education and empowerment.
Trent is the author of The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dream, the 2018 NAACP Image Award for instructional literature.
You can watch live here at 12:30 p.m.
Trent grew up in rural Zimbabwe dreaming of getting an education. Instead, she was married at age 11, and had three children by age 18.
Trent’s dream of an education was eventually realized with the help of several aid organizations, She was able to move to the United States, obtain a bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctoral degree. With a $1.5 million grant from Oprah Winfrey, Trent also was able to build a school in her native village, ensuring a quality education for the next generation of children.