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      Noonday Collection Founder Jessica Honegger presents Imperfect Courage in Grand Rapids

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      September 13, 2018

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      2660 28th Street Southeast
      Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

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      Noonday Collection Founder Jessica Honegger presents Imperfect Courage

      Meet Jessica Honegger, founder of the popular fair trade jewelry brand Noonday Collection, as she presents her book Imperfect Courage, sharing her story of starting the rapid-growing business that impacts over 4,500 artisans in vulnerable communities across the globeand inviting readers on a journey of transformation, challenging them to trade their comfort zones for a life of impact and adventure. Ticketing Info Tickets are $26.50 and include a copy of Imperfect Courage, to be claimed at the event. Event Details Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. We anticipate this event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements. The signing will take place after the event in approximate ticket number order (we call in groups of 10). Praise for Imperfect Courage Jessica's perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting each other up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, Amen! Brené Brown, Ph.D., Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Braving the Wilderness I absolutely love this book. Jessica is smart, brave, honest, and funny, and this book is the perfect mix of listening-ear and kick-in-the-pants. Equal parts compassion and challenge, this is a must-read for all of us who want to make a difference with our lives but sometimes find fear and anxiety standing in the way. Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread and Wine About Imperfect Courage Want to make a move but scared to leave your comfort zone? Go anyway. In 2015, Inc. magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry. This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. Jessica embarked on this new journey and teamed up with her first artisan partner, Jalia, a Ugandan jewelry maker. She saw the meaningful impact Noonday brought to Jalia's community and knew it was the right move. Fear crept into Jessica's heart as she realized her success, or failure, meant the same for Jalia. But refusing to let fear hinder her goals, Jessica found the necessary (if imperfect) courage she needed along the way--the courage to leave comfort and embrace a life of risk and impact. About the Author JESSICA HONEGGER is the founder of Noonday Collection, a fair-trade jewelry company that partners with artisans across the globe to create unique and hand-made pieces of jewelry. She and Noonday work to empower women from a wide variety of communities and cultures to create their own, thriving businesses by partnering with Noonday as an artisan or ambassador. Jessica lives in Austin with her husband and children.

      Cost: 26.50

      Categories: Education

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