Sabbath of Justice With Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley

Top Pick January 18, 2019 Boston Free 0
Representative Ayanna Pressley (Courtesy photo)
Representative Ayanna Pressley (Courtesy photo)

Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we welcome Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley.

Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, policy-maker, activist and survivor. Raised in Chicago as the only child of an activist mother who instilled in her the value of civic participation, Pressley understands the role that government can play in helping to lift up our communities. After leaving Boston University to help support her mother, she worked for 14 years as a senior aide to Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and later Sen. John Kerry. In 2009, she won the election to the Boston City Council, marking the first time a woman of color was elected to the council in its 100-year history. On the council, Pressley has worked in partnership with residents, advocates and other elected leaders to address the challenges facing our communities. She led the establishment of the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities; championed the introduction of a comprehensive sexual health curriculum in Boston Public Schools; convened the first “listening-only” hearing in the council’s history, focused on gun violence and trauma; and successfully pushed for the creation of new liquor licenses that spurred economic development in previously underserved communities, among much other work.

On Nov. 6, 2018, Pressley was elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in Congress; she is the first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

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When
Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Price
Free

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