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Winston Churchill—Britain’s Incomparable Leader, Continued
Columbia Law School lecturer, Jess Velona returns to JCC U to tell the story of Churchill’s unparalleled leadership of Britain during World War II and beyond. We will watch Churchill’s speeches, including the timeless addresses in which he steeled Britons to resist the Nazis. This is part 2 of Velona’s series on this topic. (No worries if you missed the first one, this talk stands on its own.)
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress
Jennifer Steinhauer takes time out of her extraordinarily prolific New York Times reporting career to speak to us about the biggest and most diverse freshman class of women that joined Congress in 2018. She chronicles their transition from running trailblazing campaigns to the daily work of governance. Get inside access as well as historical perspective and see the impact of women as they go all out to govern and remake Congress.**
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Photographic Self-Portraiture—Much More Than a Selfie
JCC U favorite Smithsonian fellow and former Whitney Museum teaching fellow Janine DeFeo takes a deep dive into photographic self-portraiture. See how renowned artists and up and coming talents have used this medium to create art in their own images, immortalizing themselves in the process.
The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, The FBI, The Media and Richard Jewell, The Man Caught in the Middle
Authors Kevin Salwen, who ran the Wall Street Journal’s Southeast news coverage during the 1996 Olympics and Kent Alexander, the US Attorney in Atlanta at the time, tell the story of how innocent security guard Richard Jewel was turned into the Olympic bombing’s top suspect. Clint Eastwood’s 2019 film The Suspect is based on this book. **
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**Membership in the Jewish Book Council is funded by the James H. Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Endowment Fund.