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Virtual SJCC Book Fest: “Making Real Political Change”
November 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Author Conversation + Q&A: “Making Real Political Change”
Climate activist Solomon Goldstein-Rose (“The 100% Solution”) and political science professor Eitan Hersh (“Politics is for Power”)
As the 2020 election approaches, young climate activist and former Massachusetts legislator Solomon Goldstein-Rose (“The 100% Solution”) and political science professor Eitan Hersh (“Politics is for Power”) discuss what it means to move beyond “political hobbyism,” take action, and make real change. This timely and inspiring conversation will make you hopeful for America’s democratic future! Moderated by Warren Etheredge.
$5-10 virtual ticket
$25 single book purchase (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
$45 both books (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
Ticket sales end and Zoom links emailed one hour prior to the event
Presented in partnership with Jewish Book Council
Book sales partner: Island Books
About the Authors
Solomon Goldstein-Rose is a climate activist and former intern for the Obama White House and Congress. At age 22, he was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature with a platform focused on environmentalism, civic education, and engagement. His book, “The 100% Solution” is an action-oriented guide illustrating how the world must reach negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and how to unite the efforts of activists, industries, governments, scientists, engineers, donors, and voters to get the job done. Sierra Club called the book, “A major accomplishment,” and The New York Times says “his message is a necessary one.”
Eitan Hersh is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tufts University, where he teaches about civic participation, US elections, and voting rights. “Politics Is For Power” is a groundbreaking analysis of “political hobbyism” — treating politics like a spectator sport — and an urgent and timely call to action for well-meaning, well-informed citizens who follow political news as consumers with good intentions, to take face-to-face community action to make a difference in an age of political turmoil. The Guardian says “Hersh’s strategy to wean us away from the bottomless time waste of social media is to celebrate the power and effectiveness of real activists.”
About the Moderator
Warren Etheredge is an interviewer, educator, and film producer. Learn more.