Reclaiming Jewish Activism: Rediscovering Voices of Our Ancestors

Thursday May 24 2012   7:00 PM
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav  290 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA  map

Shoshana Simons will moderate a discussion between Elaine Elinson (author of Wherever There’s a Fight), Julie Gilgoff, and Rae Abileah about ancestors who continue to inspire their social justice activism, documented in recent books and memoirs about earlier civil rights and social justice struggles that speak strongly to our times. This event is organized by The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California and co-sponsored by Bend the Arc Bay Area.

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Elaine ElinsonElaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Matthew Elinson