Lecture: 'Antisemitism in the New Political Climate'
November 8, 2017
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Room: Events Hall
What is antisemitism? How is it playing out in the new political climate? And how, in the face of overwhelming problems in our current society, do we respond to injustice and oppression?
Activist and entrepreneur Erin Schrode (the youngest women to ever run for Congress) will share her personal experiences with coming under scrutiny in the public eye, and how the anti-semitic online attacks she received led her to proudly claim her Jewish identity and further commit to a life of civic engagement and social change.
Erin is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and writer. She is a leading voice on sustainability, social impact, and millennials, and a vocal advocate for environmental action and public health. Erin ran an unprecedented campaign for US Congress in California in 2016. Erin was on air with ABC News for the election season, speaks internationally, consults with corporations, organizations and governments, and writes for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Refinery29, among others. She is frequently tapped as an expert for and featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, CNN, NBC, FOX, Seventeen, Forbes, and various media outlets.
As The White House said, Erin “...is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes."