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Five for Friday
A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
February 9, 2018
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Engage Tickets Going Fast - Style of Influence: A Conversation on the Role of the First Lady â€Ż- March 1
DID YOU KNOW? Mrs. Laura Bush was the first First Lady to give a press briefing from the White House Press Room.
Learn more fantastic first lady facts and stories as Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management premieres Style of Influence: A Conversation on the Role of the First Lady on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Bush Center will welcome a panel of White House insiders who will explore the unique role of a first lady: Former White House Curator Bill Allman ; Lea Berman , former White House social secretary and co-author of the new book, Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life ; Anita McBride , who served as chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and now leads the First Ladies Initiative at American University; and historian Dr. Katherine Sibley.
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Discover | North Korea at the Olympics: Appearances vs. Reality
Only 50 miles from South Koreaâ€™s Olympic Stadium lies a 2.5-mile wide demilitarized zone. Beyond the DMZ lies one of the least-free places on earth: North Korea. As we watch the North Korean team march into the Opening Ceremony today and participate in the Winter Olympics, we must remember pageantry and propaganda are used as tools to distract from the cruelties of poverty, slave labor, and the deplorable conditions that North Koreans endure daily.
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Follow | 2018 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars Begins
The fourth class of Presidential Leadership Scholars began this week in Washington, D.C. In the coming months, the 59 Scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. They join the alumni network of Scholars from diverse backgrounds who share a desire to create positive change in their communities and across the nation.
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read | Penny Donations Make Big Gains for LWB Disaster Relief
Students at Aurora Quest K-8 compete in an annual coin collecting contest to raise money to donate to select places in need of new books. This year, students emptied their pockets to raise $ 1,000, which was donated to the Laura Bush Disaster Relief Initiative. The funds will help rebuild school library collections that were damaged or destroyed during the multiple natural disasters that hit the U.S. last fall.
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Dine | CELEBRATE VALENTINEâ€™S DAY AT CAFĂ‰ 43
Celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day at CafĂ© 43 with a special menu. Start off with crab fondue and select from chicken parmesan with basil fettuccine, lemon broccoli or spinach gnocchi with beef bacon, cauliflower, shiitake cream. You will also want try the vanilla raspberry panna cotta for dessert. Make your reservation today. <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir
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