Save the Date for upcoming Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy luncheon

Save the Date for the Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy luncheon set for Friday, May 1. The Gift of Literacy Luncheon features award-winning journalist and author Isha Sesay and takes place at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Sesay is an award-winning CNN journalist and author, writing Beneath the Tamarind Tree, a story of courage, family and lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram.

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Award-winning CNN journalist and author Isha Sesay

In 2014, Sesay covered the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, by the Boko Haram terrorist groups. The British-born journalist stayed with the story over the years, spending time with many of the 164 girls who escaped or were eventually released as part of the negotiations with the Nigerian government, as well as the families of the 112 girls still unaccounted for.

The CNN news team that Sesay was part of won a Peabody Award.

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Tickets for the luncheon are $100 per person, which includes her book, and will go on sale in early March.

For more information, go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 949.717.3874.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is located at 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach.