Book launch for York senior scholar Ester Reiter

Ester Reiter, a senior scholar in the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), will celebrate the launch of her book A Future Without Hate or Need on Oct. 20.

future-without-hate-or-needThe event, titled “Women and the Challenge of a Socialist Jewish Voice to the Canadian State,” will take place from 4 to 6pm at the Nexus Lounge, 12th floor, OISE, 252 Bloor St. W.

A Future Without Hate or Need brings to life the rich and multilayered lives of a dissident political community. Many of the women in this secular Jewish community were activists who attempted to weave together their ethnic particularity – their identity as Jews with their internationalist class politics. They created lives filled with song, dance, literature, culture, politics, and concern for working people all over the world in their commitment to a just world and lasting peace.

Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

This event is sponsored by: the Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto; the Centre for Feminist Research, York University; and the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, York University.

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