Third Annual Women’s History Month Community Lunch to feature National Columnist, Author Amy Dickinson March 16

Amy Dickinson, New York Times best-selling author and nationally-syndicated columnist of “Ask Amy” will be the featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Community Luncheon on March 16, 2016 at Joliet Junior College.

Amy Dickinson

Amy Dickinson

The lunch event, which is open to the public, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the U-Building on the JJC Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Dickinson’s “Ask Amy: Advice for the Real World” appears in over 200 newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and The Washington Post. She is the author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, A Daughter and the People Who Raised Them and a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell me quiz show.

At the lunch, Dickinson will give advice on tackling the tough stuff and explain how we can rise above the difficult times and adapt to whatever life throws at us. A meet and greet with Dickinson, as well as an opportunity for book purchase and signing will start at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting promptly at noon.

Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased online here. Space is limited—please purchase tickets promptly to reserve your seat.

This event is sponsored by ExxonMobil in partnership with Joliet Junior College and Joliet Township High School and hosted by Amber Russell, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery Manager; Dr. Debra Daniels, JJC President; and Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, JTHS Superintendent.

For more information about the event, contact Dee Jimenez, JJC Communications and External Office, at 815-280-2659 or

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