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Time 100 Most Influential People of 2019
Educated (2019/2020 Lectures)
“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.” USA Today
Spend an evening in the company of Tara Westover, whose bestselling memoir, Educated, has captured worldwide attention. Growing up in rural Idaho in a radical, survivalist family, Westover had no birth certificate, no medical care and no formal schooling. At age 17, she decided to educate herself, escaping her family to eventually earn a doctorate from Cambridge University. Westover’s redemptive story shows how a young woman’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge leads her to break ties from an early life of hardship and brutality. From her unique experience, she explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.
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Presented in association with the UCSB Writing Program
Presented through the generosity of Diana & Simon Raab
We Can Do It - A Century of Empowerment Series
Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin
Zegar Family Foundation
Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
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