ANDERSONVILLE — Former President Jimmy Carter is coming to Andersonville Thursday to sign copies of his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" at the Swedish American Museum.
In the book, Carter covers discrimination and violence against women across the world, addresses the impact of "distorted religious texts on women" and urges change. He also reports his observations of women activists.
Popular Andersonville bookstore Women & Children First is organizing the book signing at the Swedish museum, 5211 N. Clark St., where Carter is not expected to give a talk.
"In President Jimmy Carter's travels around the world, he has noted many abuses against women and girls," Women & Children First says on its website. "In 'A Call to Action,' his latest book, he defends the rights of women around the world and in particular challenges the use of religion to deny them equality."
Carter, a Democrat from Georgia, served as president from 1977-1981, when he was succeeded by President Ronald Reagan, a Republican from California. Carter has spent much of his post-White House years as a mediator of conflicts across the globe and an international human rights activist who heads the Carter Center, a human rights organization. Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his peacemaking work abroad.
A purchase of "A Call to Action" comes with a free ticket to the book signing. Ticket holders can be accompanied by one child ages 6-18 and an infant held in the ticket holder's arms, according to Women & Children First.
To order a book and secure a ticket, call 773-769-9299 or order online here.