For International Women’s Day, We Will Survive Cancer Hosts Biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt and Golda Meir

Author Ann Atkins and Gayela Bynum, founder of We Will Survive Cancer. | Mary Bird

To highlight the 2015 theme of International Women’s Day, “Make It Happen,” Gayela Bynum, who founded the nonprofit We Will Survive Cancer to support the families of cancer patients, invited author Ann Atkins to speak at a charity brunch at the Willard InterContinental March 8. The author of “Eleanor Roosevelt–Unleashed” and “Golda Meir–True Grit” traced similarities in the lives of the two leaders who evidenced early activism. With high energy, integrity and devoid of arrogance, both Roosevelt and Meir advanced international justice through their often controversial actions.

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