BOSTON Book Release! Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Please join us for the book launch of this people's history of New Jewish Agenda which will include brief readings from the book, some words from former NJA-members, and refreshments! Books and Celebrate People's History posters will be available for purchase.

New Jewish Agenda was a national organization throughout the 1980's that practiced participatory grassroots democracy with over 45 local chapters and 5,000 member. NJA's slogan was "a Jewish voice among progressives and a progressive voice among Jews", and they organized a progressive Jewish voice for every political issue of their decade: working for peace and justice in the Middle East and Central America, Worldwide Nuclear Disarmament, Economic and Social Justice in the US, and they had a powerful Jewish Feminist Taskforce that included work on LGBT issues and the emergence of the AIDS pandemic. New Jewish Agenda took radical stances on the rights of Palestinians and the rights of Queer Jews. Activists from a wide range of religious and secular communities coalesced, building power and analysis that continue to illuminate our movements today.
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This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Workmen's Circle.