Julie Lindahl '88 is the author of, "The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past" and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, author and human rights activist.
The Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law hosts the two authors for presentations and a conversation about their experiences.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Where: UCLA School of Law | 385 Charle E. Young Drive East | 1242 Law Building | Los Angeles, CA 90095
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About the speaker: Julie Lindahl '88
is an American-Swedish author and educator living in Sweden. She writes and speaks widely about her experiences, is a contributor to WBUR Cognoscenti and has been featured on National Public Radio several times. Julie holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Frankfurt, Germany. Raised in ten countries on three continents, she has worked globally as a consultant in the developing world. She is the founder of Stories for Society, a non-profit organization for renewing the art of storytelling for social transformation, which in 2018 launched “Voices Between: Stories Against Extremism,” an initiative aimed at creating a force for peace by building a global network of established authors demonstrating and discussing the impact of intolerance, extremism and war through their stories. WBUR 9.0 won the 2018 Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in innovation and the 2018 Associated Press Media Editor’s Award for innovation in storytelling based on a program series featuring her story. In 2019 NPR’s Snap Judgment released “Quiet is Best,” a program about her relationship with her grandmother. In 2018 The American Embassy in Sweden provided a grant for the launch of her on-line learning program for schools and universities in tandem with the publication of “The Pendulum,” which has been critically acclaimed in the U.S. and a best-seller in Sweden.
About the Co-Speaker: Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a writer, lawyer, and philanthropist, whose highly acclaimed memoir, Bending Toward the Sun, was published in 2009. In addition to writing, Leslie currently co-chairs Human Rights Watch’s Los Angeles Committee. She also is a founding board member, past president, and co-chair elect of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, and a board member of The Skirball Cultural Center. Gilbert-Lurie also serves on the Editorial Board of the Chronicle of Social Change and she is a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy. Gilbert-Lurie also recently served as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Welfare, which led to widespread child welfare reform in the county. From 1997 to 2011, she was on the Los Angeles County Board of Education, where she served three terms as President of the Board.
About the host: The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law is the center of human rights education, research and advocacy at UCLA and around the region. Founded with a visionary $20 million gift in 2017, the Promise Institute at UCLA Law trains the next generation of human rights lawyers and leaders, generates vital scholarship, and develops programs for on-the-ground assistance to address the most pressing contemporary human rights concerns of our times – from race and migration to the environment and technology, matters which resonate with our location here in Los Angeles, and which are reshaping our world.
We look forward to seeing you!