November 17, 2008

"Inside the Activists Workshop" studio

Nicolas Kristof wrote in the NY Times yesterday: “Only one person can be president, but…absolutely anyone can be a changemaker.”

Indeed, these are heady times for hopemongers. So we’re happy to spread the word that this Sunday from 4-8pm, at Sixth and I Synagogue, an event called “Inside the Activists Studio” will highlight the different ways that young people make a difference in the world.

The event will feature workshops and panel discussions among an array of activists who are engaged in effective and progressive strategies to make a difference in their communities.

Says Bread for the City alum Jessie Posilkin:

We’ll begin with workshops by local activists and changemakers, including Adam Tenner of Metro TeenAIDS; Marta Beresin of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Rebecca Shaloff of Co-Op America; and others. After a short interlude for food and drink, we’ll move to a panel discussion, moderated by Ronit Avni, founder of Just Vision and director of the award winning film Encounter Point. The panelists are: Sarah Ackerman; Sexual Health Educator; Josh Hart; Advisory Neighborhood Commission Member; Alisa Glasman, Lead Organizer at Action in Montgomery; and Jakir Manela, Kayam Organic Farm Director.

This event is hosted by the AVODAH-AJWS Alumni Partnership, in collaboration with Sixth & I Synagogue, Jews United for Justice, and the Young Leaders of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

For more information, please go to or check out the event on Upcoming.

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