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JANELLE FRIEDMAN & YVETTE FEIGER HOST AN ESSENTIAL ENERGY RECEPTION FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS WITH SPEAKER NATIONALLY-RENOWNED MOVIE PRODUCER RON HALL, NEW YORK TIMES  BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND NATIONALLY-RENOWNED MOVIE PRODUCER OF SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME AND AUTHOR OF WORKING OUR WAY HOME


Janelle Friedman and Yvette Feiger will host an Essential Energy reception for women in business from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 8th at Tootsies, 8300 Preston Road.  Sponsored by Friedman & Feiger, LLP and Tootsies, the event is a community service. Women in business are invited to attend for free. The event's purpose is business networking and to foster women in business to build relationships for personal and professional success. 

New York Times best selling author and nationally-renowned movie producer of SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME and author, WORKING OUR WAY HOME will speak at the reception.  Ron is a screenwriter and producer of the movie, Same Kind of Different As Me, which opened in theaters across America by Paramount Pictures on October 20, 2017. He recently published Same Kind of Different As Me, Children's Version, and Working Our Way Home. He is currently writing a sequel for the movie.

Ron's life was centered around a successful career as an international art dealer. All of this changed in 1998 as a result of an encounter with a homeless man, Denver Moore, who was threatening to kill everyone in the Fort Worth, Texas homeless shelter where Ron and his wife, Deborah has begun to volunteer two weeks earlier.

After the death of his wife in November 2000, Denver Moore moved in with Ron and lived with him for the next ten years. This life-changing encounter, featured on many national television and radio shows, inspired Ron to write his first book, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, a story of hope and redemption. The word-of-mouth hit became a New York Times platinum best seller and stayed on the list for more than three and a half years.

In 2007, President Bush appointed Ron to the State Department Cultural Property Committee to advise the President on diplomatic matters regarding international art and antiquities.  He served through December 2011.

In 2005, Ron and Denver were honored as the Philanthropists of the Year in Fort Worth for their work to build a new homeless shelter in honor of his late wife.  In 2007, Ron was honored by TCU as the Distinguished Alumni for 2017. Today, he and his wife, Beth, direct the Same Kind of Different As Me Foundation, SKODAM.org established to raise money and awareness for the homeless.

For more information on the Essential Energy event, essentialenergy.org or lmarsh@fflawoffice.com.