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Leif Nissen Social Justice lecture: Journalist and Author Sasha Abramsky
April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives Born in England, Author/journalist Sasha Abramsky (seven books to date) studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Currently living in Sacramento, he teaches in the U.C. Davis writing program, while also a fellow at the NYC-based Demos think tank. Sasha created Voices of Poverty: A Narrative of America’s Poor, which provided the material for his book on 21st century poverty, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. His most recent book, The House of Twenty Thousand Books, is about his Eastern European bibliophile grandfather, Chimen Abramsky, who was the son and grandson of illustrious rabbis. Sasha’s upcoming book, Jumping at Shadows, will be published by Nation Books in September. Lecture followed by a light supper. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series of Temple Beth-El in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, University, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater & Unitarian Universalists of St Petersburg. For more information, contact Temple Beth-El Social Action co-chair, Robin Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Temple office at (727) 347-6136. The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series is sponsored by Karen Lieberman & Bruce Nissen to honor their son Leif (May 21, 1980–November 19, 2008) of blessed memory. Leif was dedicated to social justice issues & his family is choosing to honor him through these lectures.