Florida State Senator Lauren Book Advocates to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Senator Lauren Book speaking during the panel discussion at the Glamour Magazine annual Women of the Year Summit, November 11, 2018. Photo by: Lauren’s Kids.

WUFT 89.1 / 90.1 Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Florida State Senator Lauren Book – author, advocate, and founder & CEO of Lauren’s Kids. An official 501(c) (3) since 2007, Lauren’s Kids educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula (such as Safer, Smarter Schools), awareness campaigns (such as the statewide “Walk in My Shoes” awareness walk across Florida), and speaking engagements around the country and the world.

Besides her advocacy, Senator Book also discussed her past two years in the Florida Senate and what she hopes to accomplish in the next legislative session, beginning in March 2019.

Senator Book is the 2018 recipient of the L’Oreal Paris/Glamour Magazine “Heroes Among Us” Award, presented at the Glamour Magazine annual Women of the Year Summit and Awards Ceremony in New York City on Monday, November 12, 2018.

More information at: LaurensKids.org, SaferSmarterSchools.org, and SaferSmarterFamilies.org

Senator Lauren Book with March For Our Lives organizers Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez and Samantha Fuentes at the 2018 Glamour Magazine annual Women of the Year Summit. Photo by: Lauren’s Kids

About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

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