Books Beyond Borders

AJWS is partnering with the Osher Marin JCC to launch a special edition of our Books Beyond Borders club in Marin! Four times a year, we will feature a book and film pairing that connects to AJWS’s mission to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. We will watch highlights of the film together and then explore as a group how the themes in both the book and film can offer a deeper understanding of current global issues and AJWS’s work to build a more just and equitable world. (You do not need to read the entire book to participate in the discussion.)

May's book and film will take us to India.


Girl Rising
A film by Richard E. Robbins


 


The End Of Karma: Hope And Fury Among India’s Young
By A novel by Somini Sengupta

We will watch a segment of Girl Rising, an evocative film that tells the stories of nine girls from nine countries who struggle to overcome societal and cultural barriers, and focus our discussion on the segment of the film that centers on India. We will then explore author Somini Sengupta’s The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young—a narrative about ambitious young people living in modern-day India. Thwarted at every step by state and society, these active visionaries are making new demands for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties.

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903


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