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Updated: Sarah Palin to speak at Wagner Noel (Feb. 12, 2015 in Midland, Texas)
The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tessa Duvall

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 women’s leadership issues during a visit to the Permian Basin next year.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute’s 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 Obama’s impeachment. Many Republican leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner and Palin’s former running mate Sen. John McCain, have expressed their disagreement with her comments.

Brescia said choosing Palin wasn’t about how much she’s 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 today’s world, young people, who tend to gravitate toward the channels of social media, you have to be present where they’re present,” he said. “Sarah is present. You don’t 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 he’s 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 “America’s 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 “America’s 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 jbs@utpb.edu


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: free; palin; texas; women

1 posted on 07/16/2014 4:22:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; penelopesire; onyx; Jim Robinson; Lazamataz; TheOldLady; TheMom
Oh My Gosh!

Is that near were the FReeper shoot will be?

2 posted on 07/16/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion; LUV W

Not even close! LOL

But I bet Luv will attend!


3 posted on 07/16/2014 4:31:08 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; LUV W
Doh! I will have to look Midland up when I get home (google maps SUCKS on my android)

Hopefully Luv W can meet with her!

4 posted on 07/16/2014 4:32:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: LUV W

Tough choice ya got there Lil sis! ;)


5 posted on 07/16/2014 4:32:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: KC_Lion; LUV W

If’n I know my Lil’ sis, she’ll already be with us...


6 posted on 07/16/2014 4:34:39 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; LUV W

Ahh! Brotherly and Sisterly Love!


7 posted on 07/16/2014 4:36:08 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pray for Sarah’s safety.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 4:39:19 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Midland the original home of Laura Bush?


9 posted on 07/16/2014 4:51:54 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: eCSMaster

Yes and her husband for the most part.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 4:52:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin, will share her take on women’s leadership issues during a visit to the Permian Basin next year.

Exactly when is this event to happen?

11 posted on 07/16/2014 4:53:10 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan; Admin Moderator

My mistake. Looks like it is next February.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: KC_Lion

13 posted on 07/16/2014 4:59:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have this thread pulled and start over...


14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Look up.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: NYTexan

Ok...I’m officially cornfused, BB! :)


16 posted on 07/17/2014 4:21:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: LUV W

Title was origianally dated Oct 16th (of this year) event (in error)...which would have been a conflict for you.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 4:26:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Ahhhh!

Well, Sarah would have had to wait! Right? :)


18 posted on 07/17/2014 4:39:47 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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