WLLS 2021

Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series set for 2021 season

Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series set for 2021 season

Wed Jul 29, 2020

Brazosport College’s Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series is preparing for a new season that will feature two empowering and interesting guests to speak to the local community.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, no luncheons will be scheduled until 2021.

Among the speakers scheduled for this season’s Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series are Award-winning television producer Andrew Och on Feb. 18, 2021 and former North Korean prisoner Laura Ling on April 29, 2021.

The Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series was created by the Brazosport College Foundation to promote cultural enrichment for women, however, everyone is welcome to become a member. The mission of the BC Foundation is to raise and administer funds for the enhancement of educational opportunities at Brazosport College.

The cost for this year’s Series is $100 and includes both lectures with lunch. Please make your series reservations by Dec 3, 2020.

To learn more about Brazosport College’s Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series and its 2021 guests, contact the Brazosport College Foundation at (979) 230-3234 or visit brazosport.edu/foundation.

The following is more information about this season’s guests:

Andrew Och

Feb. 18, 2021: Andrew Och
First Ladies Man

Andrew Och is an award-winning television producer who has traveled the world in search of provocative stories and adventures. In 2012, he began a historical journey as he traversed America for more than a year documenting the lives of every First Lady of the United States for the C-SPAN series, “First Ladies: Influence And Image.” The series aired in 2013 to great acclaim and helped reveal the untold stories behind the ladies of the White House. 

From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, Och was given an all-access pass to some of the nation's most treasured collections and historical landmarks. Och, the unequivocal FIRST LADIES MAN, pulls back the curtain on the public and private lives of this unique sorority of women — with the largest complete collection of video and interviews about America's First Ladies that exists in the world. These are the women that helped build America and it's all about the ladies.

Laura Ling

April 29, 2021: Laura Ling
One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the host of the podcast “Everyday Bravery,” a series about finding the courage to overcome our biggest challenges. She is the host of the Discovery mini-documentary series, “The Power of Kindness” that looks at the scientific roots and benefits of being kind.

In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling and her colleague, Euna Lee, were detained by North Korean soldiers along the China-North Korea border. The two journalists were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She documented her experience in the 2010 memoir, “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home,” that she penned with her sister, Lisa.

As a correspondent for “SoCal Connected,” the hard-hitting news magazine series airing on KCET, Ling’s work was recognized with both an Emmy and a national Edward R. Murrow award. Ling has served as a producer for Channel One News and co-created “Breaking it Down,” a documentary series on MTV. Her work has also appeared on ABC’s “Nightline,” NBC, and PBS, and she has written editorials for the “Los Angeles Times” and CNN.com.