Women's Forum in Kanab features keynote speaker Timothy BallardKanab Middle School and Kanab High School will host the 18th annual Women’s Forum in Kanab March 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s forum is “Make a Difference.” The forum features keynote speaker Timothy Ballard, CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, a private organization dedicated to the physical extraction and liberation of children who have been kidnapped, trafficked, and otherwise exploited throughout the world. Ballard will share stories of courage and the powerful will of the human spirit to survive and thrive through devastating circumstances. The forum also features workshops in areas of personal growth, home, family, health, and cooking; a catered lunch; and door prizes.

“We encourage women everywhere to come to the forum and leave with motivation to ‘Make a Difference,’” says Women’s Forum in Kanab chairperson Andrea Gilberg. “It could be as simple as making a change in your personal or family life, making a difference in your community or church. Maybe you have big dreams to make a difference in our country or world! Whether it be big or small, it does not matter, the effect it will have on you will positively influence your life and empower you to be better.”

Women who attend can choose between 15 different workshops with different topics. The schedule is as follows:

7:45–8 a.m.: Pick up forum packet in Kanab Middle School commons area

8–8:50 a.m.: Workshops in Kanab Middle School

Until 9 a.m.: New arrivals pick up forum packet in Kanab High School foyer

9:05–10:30 a.m.: Keynote session in Kanab High School auditorium followed by the 2017 Womanhood Award winner announcement and presentation

10:30–11 a.m.: Refreshment Break and Book Signing from Timothy Ballard at Kanab Middle School

11–11:50 a.m.: Workshop session 1 at Kanab Middle School

Noon–12:50 p.m.: Workshop session 2 at Kanab Middle School

1–2 p.m.: Luncheon catered by Sego Restaurant served at Kanab Middle School with door prizes

2–2:50 p.m.: Workshop session 3 at KanabMiddle School

3–3:50 p.m.: Workshop session 4 at Kanab Middle School

Tickets for the forum can be purchased in advance at Honey’s Marketplace, Glazier’s Family Market, and Canyon Book Supply in Kanab as well as at Terry’s Food and Drug in Orderville. Tickets purchased in advance are $20. Tickets purchased at the door are $25.

More information about workshops, lodging in Kanab, the keynote speaker, purchasing tickets online, and general information is available at forumwomensforuminkanab.com.

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