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American Jewish Radicals – Winter 2020
From early 20th century socialists to 60s anti-war anarchists and modern-day feminists, dive into the history, personalities, and philosophies of America’s radical Jewish activists. This course is cosponsored by the Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern CA. SESSION I: Historical Background on radicalism in Europe; The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire – a catalyst; Jewish American women activists – Fania Cohn, Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, Rose Pesotta. SESSION II: What is socialism, communism, and anarchism? Sam Dolgoff – The left of the left; Saul Alinsky – Rules for Radicals; Julius Lester – From black activist to cantor. SESSION III: Movements of the 40s-60s – Abbie Hoffman; Jerry Rubin; our own remembrances. SESSION IV: The Feminists Bella Abzug; Betty Friedan; Gloria Steinem; lessons from foremothers and forefathers.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 thru Sunday, March 29, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
See session list below for specific session times and locations.
Topics: History and Contemporary Issues
Educator: Elaine Leeder
- Sunday, 03/01/2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm with Elaine Leeder at HAMAQOM | The Place
- Sunday, 03/08/2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm with Elaine Leeder at HAMAQOM | The Place
- Sunday, 03/22/2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm with Elaine Leeder at HAMAQOM | The Place
- Sunday, 03/29/2020 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm with Elaine Leeder at HAMAQOM | The Place