GW Mayberg Center Features Hurwitz and Messinger on Social Justice at "Conversations that Matter"


Read Washington Jewish Week’s coverage about the annual GW Mayberg Center “Conversations that Matter” event that occurred on March 26, 2019.

“If you want to change the world, be prepared for losses. That was the message from former American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger and former speechwriter for the Obamas Sarah Hurwitz.

The two were at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in downtown Washington on March 26 for a discussion with Erica Brown, associate professor at George Washington University. The event was organized as part of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership’s “Conversations that Matter” series.

The theme was social justice activism: what it means to fight for social justice and what a life in social justice can look like. But just as much as achievements and positive change, loss was discussed by both, in elections and personal life.”