AIA Northern Virginia
Women in Architecture Book Chat
May 30
6:30-8:30p


At the Chapter House, 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Join us for a discussion on the chronicles of former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama's life. We'll chat about her bestseller, Becoming, and how her personal experiences shaped her life path and aided her in finding her unique voice.

Don’t have time to read the book? No problem! Listed below are links to YouTube videos, articles, and the audiobook. Check them out so that we can all bring something to enliven and enrich the discussion.

RSVP HERE

YouTube: Oprah's conversation with Michelle Obama on her Book Becoming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdA_QlawkmQ

Michelle Obama discusses her new book Becoming - Part I - III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8POAamGvUw4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyTyQgwL2ks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBpmqsTZsUE

Articles: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s Becoming and the Great Migration
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/books/review/michelle-obama-becoming-memoir.html

Michelle Obama’s New Reign of Soft Power
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/michelle-obamas-new-reign-of-soft-power

Reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming as a Motherhood Memoir
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/reading-michelle-obamas-becoming-as-a-motherhood-memoir

Audiobook: Becoming
https://www.amazon.com/Becoming/dp/B07B3JQZCL/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Questions? Contact Karmen Bryant and Rebecca Costanzo, AIA NOVA WIA Book Chat Co-Chairs

The AIA NOVA WIA Book Chat aims to develop women in design fields by providing a supportive and stimulating environment for women architects and allied professionals to discuss and analyze reading materials related to the built environment, professional development, and other genres.