Boswell Book Company hosts a virtual event with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, for a conversation about his new book, It Could Happen Here. This event is cohosted by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Congregation Emanu’el B’ne Jeshurun, and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, and Greenblatt will be in conversation with Paul Schmitz of Leading Inside Out and The Collective Action Forum.
Greenblatt offers an impassioned argument about the terrifying path that America finds itself on today and how we can save ourselves. It’s almost impossible to imagine that unbridled hate and systematic violence could come for us or our families. But it has happened in our lifetimes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. And it could happen here. In this urgent book, Greenblatt sounds an alarm, warning that this age-old trend is gathering momentum in the United States, and that violence on an even larger, more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner.
Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat and Bruno fame says, “In this refreshingly candid read, Jonathan is not afraid to call out leaders of tech companies like Facebook and Twitter to be more accountable for their role in spreading hatred. Get off Instagram and read this book.” And from Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor: “Greenblatt has written an urgent work of deep love and deep anxiety – for the Jewish people, for America, for the state of Israel… It Could Happen Here will help shape the conversation on antisemitism and hate in America.”
Jonathan Greenblatt joined ADL in 2015 after serving in the White House as special assistant to President Obama and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. He cofounded Ethos Brands, the company that launched Ethos Water, and All for Good, and served as a senior executive at realtor.com.
Tue. May 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm