Founder of the JAYC Foundation and best selling author and abduction survivor. In 1991, Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by two strangers from a school bus stop in her
hometown of South Lake Tahoe. She survived years of physical and emotional abuse at the
hands of her two assailants. She and her two daughters were finally reunited with her mother
and family in 2009, eighteen years after she was abducted.
She is the founder and president of The JAYC Foundation, a non-profit formed to help other
families. The Foundation’s mission is to be of service to families that have suffered a familial
or non-familial abduction or other trauma; to spread the word of compassion and awareness
through educational programs that focus on recognizing different perspectives, teamwork,
authenticity and mindfulness; and to bring a new perspective and approach to the training of
law enforcement officers.
Jaycee is also the author of “A Stolen Life” and “Freedom: My Book of Firsts,” memoirs detailing
her years in captivity, eventual rescue, and recovery process. She has spoken at many venues
across the country and hopes to continue the writing path.
Best-selling author and motivational speaker. Dr. Tererai Trent is one of the most internationally acclaimed voices for women’s empowerment
and quality education. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is
an inspiring scholar, educator, humanitarian, motivational speaker, author and the founder of
Tererai Trent International.
Rooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe, in a country known as Rhodesia under colonial rule, where cultural practices and a war that liberated her country charted the course of her life. Despite facing many obstacles, she never lost sight of her dreams for an education. Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees, and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses and audiences where she advocates for universal access to quality education.
Dr. Trent continues to lead the global charge in the fight for quality education for all children and women’s rights, and she has become a symbol of hope, and living proof that anything is possible. Her favorite motto is “Tinogona,” meaning, “It is achievable!”
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Schedule: 4 – 6:30 pm The Experience (more than an Expo!
6:30 – 8:30 pm Women in Conversation Speakers
Where: Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA
Questions: Email Ginger Hopkins or 707-546-3600