Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stefan Presser Memorial on Sept 10 to Focus on Worker Justice

On Saturday, September 10, we will observe the 6th yahrtseit of a beloved member of our community, Stefan Presser.  Stefan's passion for social justice, as head of the local ACLU, and his mentorship of many young members of our minyan, has creating a lasting legacy.  

Stefan Presser z"l
This year one of those interns, our own Zach Teutsch, will speak on worker justice, along with Ari Weisbard.  Zach is  financial educator at the AFL-CIO and Ari heads up advocacy at the D.C. Employment Justice Center.

Jews have a longstanding involvement in and passion for the American labor movement.  This past spring, Wisconsin’s governor battled against public sector union employees; similar assaults are underway in other states.  Come learn more of the history and issues, the changes afoot making it less difficult for workers to organize, and about how the rising
generation of Jewish activists sees things.

Together, through their involvement with DC's Jews United for Justice, they headed the successful "Invest in D.C." campaign last Spring, working with several local organizations to pass a D.C. budget that protected vital safety net programs from $25 million of devastating cuts.

Services: 10:00 AM in the Temin Canteen Room at GJC
                400 West Ellet St, 19119
Kiddush/Light Lunch
1:00: Program + Q and A

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