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    People Get Ready- Ner Shalom Social Justice Cafe

    Sunday, February 11th;1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Where Ner Shalom Cotati
    Cost All proceeds from sale of food and drink to go to a tbd local social justice project
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    Great Music, Deep Learning, Yummy Food & Drinks
    Inspiring and Supporting Each Other As We Keep On Keeping On...Towards Justice and Peace!

    Featuring Dr. Elaine Leeder!

    People Get Ready! 2018 promises to be a powerful pivotal year in the trajectory of our nation's values and priorities. Drawing inspiration from Dr. Elaine Leeder's tales of our fearless and trailblazing ancestors, amazing wonder women who challenged the status quo and forged a new world of justice and equality, we will have the opportunity to network with representatives of current movements, channeling our outrage into constructive energy for profound and lasting social transformation.

    With music by Ner Shalom Musicians Susie Miller, Suzanne Shanbaum, Sheridan Gold, Lorenzo Valensi, Jane Elin, Atzilah Solot, and Jeff Hoffman.

    American Jews have long been involved in social justice and progressive causes. With our values of Tikkun Olam and doing Teshuvah, Jews have been at the forefront of most social change efforts in the US. Dr. Leeder"s talk will cover the way that Jews have influenced American social policies. We will look at the Jewish labor movement, particularly some of the women like Pauline Newman, Rose Schneiderman and Rose Pesotta, whose values were rooted in Jewish identity but who were able to stretch mainstream American ideals. We will talk about the relevance of these foremothers' and fathers' actions for today.

    Dr. Elaine Leeder is Professor of Sociology and Dean Emerita of the School of Social Sciences at Sonoma State University. She has over 40 years of distinguished accomplishments and experience in academia and public service. Her awards and accomplishments include a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, visiting scholar status at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, and publication of five books. Her first book, The Gentle General: Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer, studied many lesser-known Jewish radicals, whom she had the honor of meeting and interviewing. She will happily tell you some of their colorful stories.

    Join us for inspiring music, stories, learning and great company. We will celebrate our tradition of activism and our lineage of radical Jews. Other presentations by social justice activists providing networking and activist opportunities! Wonderful nosherei and snacks available for purchase, with proceeds going to Ner Shalom and a social justice project TBD.

    February 11, 2018 from 1:30-4pm at Ner Shalom 85 La Plaza Cotati

    Scent free event!
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