Sioux City, Iowa (KTIV) — The United Way of Siouxland Women’s Power Lunch Committee says Erin Gruwell with be the keynote speaker for the 20th Annual Women’s Power Lunch.
Gruwell is a teacher, author, and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation.
She challenged her students to rethink rigid beliefs about themselves and others, reconsider their decisions and re-chart their futures.
They captured their journey in the Freedom Writers Diary, which is the basis for the 2007 movie, Freedom Writers.
Gruwell currently teaches educators around the world how to implement her lesson plans into their classrooms.
The Women’s Power Lunch will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Marriott Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska.