Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Temple Israel member Laurie Sherman has published her first book, and it couldn’t be more timely, as the title reveals: CHASING SOCIAL JUSTICE: How Do We Advance the Work that Matters Most? The book, both somber and humorous, is a mix of stories from lived experience plus political analysis, based on lessons from movements of the past three decades.
Join us for this interactive online event, as Laurie reads some excerpts from the book and leads us in a discussion about how the lessons can apply to the challenges of today: the pandemic, work to address racism, and the 2020 election.
This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. Contact Brigid Goggin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
To read the book beforehand, you can purchase the paperback or e-book from a local independent bookstore by clicking here. Or for more information on the book or on Laurie’s work, visit www.ChasingSocialJustice.com.
About Laurie Sherman:
Over the past three decades, Laurie has held leadership and management positions in public health, educational equity, neighborhood organizing, and human rights. She served as a policy advisor for Tom Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor. While working for Mayor Menino, Laurie spearheaded the creation of the city’s plan to prevent the academic achievement gap in the next generation of students. For the past five years she served as Executive Vice President at Thompson Island Outward Bound in the Boston Harbor.
Laurie earned a Master’s degree in Management and Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Heller Graduate School and an undergraduate degree from Brown.
A member of Temple Israel for almost 20 years, Laurie lives in Brookline with her new husband (!) Jim and various of her three young adult offspring who come and go from college and graduate school.