12 2018

Eleanor Roosevelt: Personal and Political Transformation

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim 26 Broad St.
pittsfield, MA 01201
4134425910 (Phone)
4134428315 (Fax)

Contact Michael Gurney

On Tuesday, July 12, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., Temple Anshe Amunim will host a dramatic presentation by Dr. Robyn Rosen. The groups we most associate with Eleanor Rossevelt's courage and commitment to justice are the poor and African-Americans. This talk will shift our gaze to two other constituencies who were benefactors of her activism--women and Jews. By broadening our focus we enrich our understanding of and admiration for this remarkable woman and her capacity for spiritual and political growth

Dr. Rosen Professor of History at Marist College, where she has taught U.S. history, women’s history, and women’s studies since 1994. She earned her BA in American Studies from Brandeis University and her Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University. Her research focuses on American women’s political activism and social movements. Her published work in this area includes articles in scholarly journals as well a book entitled, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights: Reformers and the Politics of Maternal Welfare, 1917-1940, published in 2003. In addition to this work, Robyn has also edited a textbook in the field of Women’s Studies, entitled Women’s Studies in the Academy: Origins and Impact, published in 2004. She has had the pleasure of teaching about Eleanor Roosevelt at her historic home in Hyde Park as an instructor at lifetime learning institutes and an Eleanor-inspired Girls Leadership Workshop.

The program is part of Temple Anshe Amunim’s “Lunch and Learn” series. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Admission is free for Temple members, and $5.00 for non-members.

Temple Anshe Amunim is a Reform Jewish congregation that promotes engaging and widespread participation in services, education, cultural and social action programs. The Temple, located at 26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA is an accessible building. For more information, contact the Temple Anshe Amunim office at (413) 442-5910, email templeoffice@ansheamunim.org or visit www.ansheanumim.org.

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