Reading Jewish Lives Author Event
Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life by Vivian Gornick
Tue / Oct 27 / 7:00 pm
A conversation between Rabbi Witkovsky and Vivian Gornick
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Emma Goldman was a modern radical who believed that the first business of social revolution is inner liberation. Resisting whatever thwarted the free development of the inner self, Goldman mounted public protest movements that demanded freedom of thought and speech and rejected arbitrary use of power.
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This event is in partnership with Jewish Lives, USCJ, and Florence Melton School.
Vivian Gornick’s other books include the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments and three essay collections, most recently The Men in My Life. As a staff writer for the Village Voice during the early 1970s, Gornick reported on the explosion of American feminist consciousness through the lens of her own experience. Her willingness to use her own life experiences to tell a larger social story has become a hallmark of her writing.