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CLASS Bookstore Presents: A Conversation With Sabrina Greenlee

Come to CLASS Bookstore for an engaging conversation with author and intimate violence survivor, Sabrina Greenlee, about her book, Grant Me Vision: A Journey of Family, Faith, and Forgiveness

CLASS Bookstore Presents: A Conversation With Sabrina Greenlee
CLASS Bookstore Presents: A Conversation With Sabrina Greenlee

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Houston, 3803 Sampson St C, Houston, TX 77004, USA

About the Event

Come and participate in an intimate conversation with author Sabrina Greenlee, about the book GRANT ME VISION: A Journey of Family, Faith, and Forgiveness.

There will be light bites & refreshments, door prizes, and giveaways for the first 20 people who pre-order their books through CLASS Bookstore!

There will be a limited amount of copies of the book on-site at CLASS Bookstore. To secure your copy before the event, please be encouraged to purchase the RSVP Event With Book Ticket.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SABRINA GREENLEE is a South Carolina native, celebrated community activist, nationally recognized inspirational speaker, life coach, and domestic

violence survivor who has dedicated her life to facilitating the transformative power of healing. As the founder and president of the nonprofit S.M.O.O.O.T.H.,

Sabrina uses her voice, wisdom, and unique experiences to inspire healing, promote transcendence from hurt, and encourage women to take their power

back.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In GRANT ME VISION, Sabrina Greenlee shares the riveting story of her life and commitment to making a difference in the lives

of other survivors of intimate violence, devastating trauma, and shattering disability. Born to teenagers, Sabrina grew up in the 1970s in the shadow of South Carolina’s Clemson University, a world away from its promise of a better life. Her family lacked the means—financial and emotional—to

give her and her two brothers the safety, support, and love every child deserves. At age ten, she was sexually assaulted by a respected pastor, only to have her mother accuse her of lying about it. Seeking comfort, Sabrina fell into relationships with violent men, beginning when she was only 14. As a teenager,

she also suffered the heartbreaking loss of her youngest brother, who was killed by her father’s best friend and her mother’s first cousin in a drunk driving accident. 

She sought refuge in school, becoming a cheerleader and homecoming queen. Yet by her early 20s, she had already left a toxic marriage, with two

children to raise alone. She fell in love again, hard, and had the best relationship she had ever known, giving birth to another child. Three years into their relationship, her fiancé tragically died from injuries sustained in a car crash, with Sabrina in the car beside him. A few years later, while pregnant with her last

child, her surviving brother was shot and killed, leaving her devastated yet again. Now with four children to feed, she found work, first on the assembly line of an auto plant and then as an exotic dancer.

A decade later, Sabrina had managed to create stability for herself and her kids. Then, in July 2002, she was attacked, viciously and publicly. A jealous woman threw a mix of bleach and liquid lye in Sabrina’s face, leaving her blind, completely and permanently. In GRANT ME VISION, Sabrina Greenlee chronicles her journey after the attack, learning how to interact with the world as a sightless person. In utter darkness, she found her inner light—and willed herself to achieve the kind of life she had always dreamed of and become the loving, dependable mother she wish she’d had. Along the way, she found an unexpected source of

strength in her friendships with two people. First, her eye doctor, Dr. Bala Ambati, who has performed more than 30 surgeries on Sabrina, gave her hope by his steadfast belief in her.

Second, Pastor Ova McCauley, who showed Sabrina the power of faith. She also found the courage to break the silence that enshrouded her life, ending the cycle of violence that had plagued her family for generations. Today, Sabrina works to help other women assert their power and find the faith to have strength even when the future seems hopeless—just as she has. She is the proud mother of four successful adults—including star athletes—who attended college and are successful in their chosen fields.

“My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable. Now it’s time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option,” DeAndre Hopkins (who wrote the foreword to the book) said in a statement. Harrowing, inspiring, and authentic, GRANT ME VISION is an extraordinary memoir of resilience and determination.

Tickets

  • RSVP (Event Only)

    Sale ends: Jul 26, 9:00 PM CDT

    This ticket will allow for admission to the event. The book is not included with this RSVP.

    $0.00
  • RSVP (Event With Book)

    Sale ends: Jul 26, 9:00 PM CDT

    This ticket provides admission to the event and a copy of the book.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee

Total

$0.00

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