Family Action Network events are free and open to the public.

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ZOOM EVENT

Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia

Kate Manne, Ph.D.

Associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University

Roxane Gay, Ph.D.

Contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and author of several bestselling books

Jan 11 2024
ZOOM EVENT

A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence

Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Psychologist, cultural anthropologist, and bestselling author

Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Dec 12 2023
ZOOM EVENT

On Ambition

Maggie Smith

Award-winning author and poet

Rainesford Stauffer

Writer, essayist, and author

Dec 6 2023
ZOOM EVENT

Normal Broken: The Grief Companion for When It’s Time to Heal But You’re Not Sure You Want To

Kelly Cervantes

Award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate

Christie Tate

Writer, essayist, and New York Times bestselling author

Nov 28 2023
ZOOM EVENT

Love Every Day: 365 Relational Self-Awareness Practices to Help Your Relationship Heal, Grow, and Thrive

Alexandra H. Solomon, Ph.D.

Award-winning author, podcast host, professor, and licensed clinical psychologist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Esther Perel

Psychotherapist, podcast host, and New York Times bestselling author

Nov 27 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are

Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought

Platinum-selling, three-time Grammy-winning co-founder of The Roots

Theaster Gates

Artist, archivist, curator, and professor and Special Advisor to the President at the University of Chicago

Nov 16 2023
ZOOM EVENT

The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year

Margaret Renkl

Award-winning bestselling author and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times

Mary Laura Philpott

Bestselling author of "I Miss You When I Blink" and "Bomb Shelter"

Nov 14 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education

Stephanie Land

New York Times bestselling author

Molly Smith Metzler

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter

Nov 13 2023