Chelsea Clinton, Author of "She Persisted," Comes to USD Feb. 7

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton will appear at USD's Shiley Theatre Feb. 7 to discuss her book, She Persisted Around the World, do a Q&A and sign copies of the book. Limited tickets are on sale now.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President of the United States Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, will make an appearance Feb. 7 at the University of San Diego as part of Warwick’s and the College of Arts and Sciences’ spring visits by book authors series.

Chelsea Clinton will be at USD to promote 2018's She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History, at USD’s Shiley Theatre. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Clinton, who previously released 2017's No. 1 New York Times best-selling picture book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, will do a reading from the 2018 book, a question-and-answer session and an in-person book signing.

The new book recognizes and celebrates 13 inspiring women around the world who’ve spoken out, risen up and fought for what’s right, even when they’ve been told to be quiet. The women featured in the book are: Marie Curie; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz; Viola Desmond; Sissi Lima do Amor; Leymah Gbowee; Caroline Herschel; Wangari Maathai; Aisha Rateb; J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. There are multiple ticket offers to choose from. One General Admission ticket is $19.38 (plus a small online tax fee) and it includes one copy of Clinton’s book. Two GA tickets plus one book (not two) is $24.38 and a four GA ticket option, again with one book (not four), is $29.38. Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event as well as Clinton’s previous books, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? The event will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. The audience is asked to enter campus through the west entrance/Marian Way. This is the closest entrance to the event venue. Once on campus, guests are encouraged to park in the West Parking Structure. A small fee for parking — $1.50 an hour until 7 p.m. — exists and payment kiosks (accepting coins and Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards after entering your license plate information) are available on each level of the parking structure. Shuttles will run regularly to main campus with a drop off location near Shiley Theatre. Signage will direct you to the theatre.

Warwick's, CAS Spring Book Author Series

After Clinton's appearance, other authors will appear this spring at USD to discuss their new books.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Marlon James, author of the The Man Booker Prize-Winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, will appear at USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 to talk about his new book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf. This is a ticketed event. For more information, visit the event webpage.

Tuesday, March 19: Gretchen Rubin, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Report, who will be at USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre at 7 p.m. on March 19, to discuss her newest offering, Outer Order, Inner Calm. For more information and to buy a ticket, visit the event website.

More visiting authors (tenative schedule, subject to change as of this writing): Daniel Pink, March 5, 7 p.m., IPJ Theatre; Patton Oswalt, March 25, 7 p.m., IPJ Theatre; Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, April 12, 7 p.m., Shiley Theatre. For more information on all events, go to

— USD News Center Staff

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