GIA hosts Poly alumnus Jeff Henigson '89 at book club meeting - Feb. 27
Poly's Global Initiatives Alliance will host a special evening with Poly alumnus and author Jeff Henigson '89
, who will discuss his poignant and inspiring 2019 memoir, "Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World," on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Jean Shim’s home at 1305 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. Russian-themed appetizers and drinks will be served.
As a child growing up in Pasadena, Jeff was deeply concerned about U.S.-Soviet relations and the prospect of nuclear war. Starting at the age of 15, while a student at Poly, Jeff went through a war of his own: brain cancer. When offered a wish by the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Jeff asked to travel to the Soviet Union so that he could meet with Premier Gorbachev and appeal for an end to nuclear weapons and the Cold War. In his junior year at Poly in 1988, he was able to go. All adults in the Poly community are invited to attend and will surely enjoy his story, as well as the insights into Poly life, with cameos from teachers such as Grace Hamilton and Tina Cocumelli.
Kindly RSVP if you would like to attend by emailing Alison Singh Gee
(please put "GIA Henigson Book Club" in the subject line).