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Virtual SJCC Book Fest: White House Women Then + Now

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Book Fest in your Living Room: White House Women Then + Now

Author Conversation and Q+A: White House Women Then + Now
MSNBC legal analyst Jill Wine-Banks (“The Watergate Girl”) and former Obama aide Taylor Lustig (“Yes She Can”)
Moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds

Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial-by-fire as a young Watergate prosecutor and Taylor Lustig shares stories of hope and change from Obama’s White House in this powerful and empowering author conversation moderated by Ross Reynolds, KUOW Executive Producer for Community Engagement. Join us for this timely conversation during this critical post-election season and women’s rights reckoning.

$5 virtual ticket
$22 “Yes She Can” book | $33 “Watergate Girl” book (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
Buy both and save! $52 both books (includes virtual ticket + shipping)
Zoom links emailed one hour prior to the event | Books mailed 7-10 days after

Presented in partnership with Jewish Book Council
Book sales partner: Island Books



About Jill Wine-Banks, “The Watergate Girl”: Obstruc­tion of jus­tice, the specter of impeach­ment, sex­ism at work, and shock­ing rev­e­la­tions — sounds recent and familiar? Sure, but history has a way of repeating itself. In her new book, “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President,” Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her tri­al by fire as a young Water­gate prosecutor at a time, much like today, when Amer­i­cans feared for the future of their democ­ra­cy, and women had to stand up for equal treat­ment. At barely-thirty, she was the only woman on the team that pros­e­cut­ed the high­est-rank­ing White House offi­cials during the Watergate scandal. Called ​“the mini-skirt­ed lawyer” by the press, she fought to receive the respect accord­ed her male coun­ter­parts and pre­vailed.

About Taylor Lustig, “Yes She Can”: Flash forward to “Yes She Can: 10 Sto­ries of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Oba­ma White House,” including Taylor Lustig. A New York Times-best­selling anthol­o­gy fea­tur­es a diverse group of young women called to serve by Obama’s inclu­sive fem­i­nist pol­i­tics. Each tells a sto­ry of their most inspir­ing days, filled with the chal­lenges they faced, and advice they wish they could give to our younger selves, with a goal of inspiring young women to enter pub­lic service. Contributor Taylor Lustig served in the White House from ages 22 to 26, most recently as a Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, where she focused on community engagement and domestic and international policy issues of concern to faith communities, interfaith dialogue, and church-state policy.


Virtual SJCC Event
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States


Stroum Jewish Community Center


Event Partners:
Jewish Book Council, Island Books