In honor of National Poetry Day, we are delighted to host Jack Rothman, UCLA Professor Emeritus and author, for a poetry reading and discussion.
Jack Rothman has combined his academic fields of social work and sociology with his passion for social justice to develop practical ways for communities to organize. He has been active in issues from opposing blockbusting by real estate agents to helping organize the first teach-ins against the Vietnam War to reactivating the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Los Angeles. After retiring from his position as full-time professor, he even gave stand-up comedy a try. A renowned author of some 25 books, The Voice of Consciousness: Poems Composed After Ninety is his first poetry collection.
A long-time member of the Sholem Community and SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workers Circle, Rothman and wife Judy helped found The Jewish Cultural Society in Ann Arbor Michigan, which recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. He last spoke at Sholem in 2017, sharing his story about finding his family’s forgotten shtetl in the Ukraine, Searching for Butsnevits: A Shtetl Tale.
Co-presented by SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workers Circle
CLICK HERE to Register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.