Skip to comments.Updated: Sarah Palin to speak at Wagner Noel (Feb. 12, 2015 in Midland, Texas)
Posted on 07/16/2014 4:22:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Vocal conservative commentator and former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, will share her take on womens leadership issues during a visit to the Permian Basin next year.
The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institutes Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Palin to the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture, Groundbreakers, mavericks and trailblazers: How women are showing 21st century leadership, is free and open to the public.
What better example than Sarah Palin to come to us to talk about typical challenges and barriers, and how to break them down and show the example of demonstrated leadership in action? said institute Executive Director Bob Brescia. I thought Sarah Palin was a good exemplar of that.
Palin, governor of Alaska from December 2006 until her resignation in July 2009, has since taken on the role of commentator, political action committee founder and best-selling author. The 2008 Republican nominee for vice president most recently found herself in the national spotlight over her comments calling for President Barack Obamas impeachment. Many Republican leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner and Palins former running mate Sen. John McCain, have expressed their disagreement with her comments.
Brescia said choosing Palin wasnt about how much shes appeared in the news, but about her leadership abilities, which she has demonstrated consistently, both while in office and since then as she has been able to mobilize commitment over a shared goal.
In order to mobilize commitment in todays world, young people, who tend to gravitate toward the channels of social media, you have to be present where theyre present, he said. Sarah is present. You dont have to go far to look for Sarah Palin.
Keeping the Permian Basin totally engaged in the national conversation is a goal for Brescia when choosing guest speakers.
We try very hard to maintain relevance to leadership issues on a national and regional basis, and to bring personalities that resonate in our area and for which there would be considerable interest, he said.
Brescia said hes confident the event will be a very popular one, and interesting speakers, such as Palin, tend to receive a good reception.
Brescia also expects a strong turnout on Oct. 16 when John Walsh, former host of Americas Most Wanted and host of The Hunt on CNN, speaks about human trafficking.
Walsh will be joined by State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, Traffick911 CEO Deena Graves and retired Fort Worth cold case detective Manny Reyes. Confronting the growing affliction of human trafficking, set for 7 p.m., is also free and open to the public.
Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series events:
Confronting the growing affliction of human trafficking
Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Featuring John Walsh of Americas Most Wanted, State Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston, retired cold case detective Manny Reyes and Traffick911 CEO Deena Graves
Groundbreakers, mavericks and trailblazers: How women are showing 21st century leadership
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Featuring former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin
Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the institute at 552-2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is that near were the FReeper shoot will be?
Not even close! LOL
But I bet Luv will attend!
Hopefully Luv W can meet with her!
Tough choice ya got there Lil sis! ;)
If’n I know my Lil’ sis, she’ll already be with us...
Ahh! Brotherly and Sisterly Love!
Pray for Sarah’s safety.
Is Midland the original home of Laura Bush?
Yes and her husband for the most part.
Exactly when is this event to happen?
My mistake. Looks like it is next February.
Have this thread pulled and start over...
Ok...I’m officially cornfused, BB! :)
Title was origianally dated Oct 16th (of this year) event (in error)...which would have been a conflict for you.
Well, Sarah would have had to wait! Right? :)