Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout

Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout, who was abducted and held captive by Islamist insurgents in Somalia for 460 days, will tell her compelling and inspiring story at Power of the Purse luncheon.

The fundraiser, hosted by Scotiabank on March 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, benefits the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. To date, the event has raised more than US$125,000 for the centre, which offers support to victims of domestic violence.

Amanda is the author of the best-selling memoir, “A House in the Sky.” Organizer Jennifer O’Leary, who has heard Amanda speak previously, sought the writer to inspire others at the event, which is being held during International Women’s Month.

“She will talk about the strategies she used in this experience to survive, and how you can remain positive in such an adversarial situation,” she says.

“…This year it’s all about balance. It’s about building a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play … . from grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.”

The luncheon, which typically sells out, can accommodate 450 to 500 people. Tickets are CI$200 or CI$1,800 for a table of 10.

To RSVP, email Jennifer O’Leary at [email protected], or call 925-9240.