Our guest speaker was Nina Revoyr, representing one of her charities, the Childrens Institute. Our particular interest that night was Project Fatherhood, where a father-daughter tea is held for at-risk fathers and their at-risk daughters who might never have had a relationship at all--but CII stepped in.
Nina Revoyr is the author of four novels. Her first book, The Necessary Hunger, was described by Time magazine as "the kind of irresistible read you start on the subway at 6 p.m. on the way home from work and keep plowing through until you've turned the last page at 3 a.m. in bed."
Nina is the executive vice president of a large child and family service agency in Los Angeles. She has also been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Occidental College, and Pitzer College----i.e she's extraordinary!
|Alexandra Dwek, Dagny Dubelko, Nina, Mona Adams|
|Dagny's pot luck dish was a big hit|
|Alexandra, me, Nina, and Mona|