Zisl discusses “God and Desire in a Time of Disaster”
Join APRIL, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and our friends at Judson Memorial Church in NYC for an evening with educator and activist, Zisl.
Description: Beyond hope, there is still resilience and pleasure. As the political present and future look increasingly bleak, we face the threat of numbness and apathy. We find ourselves in our dire need for old and new wisdoms to help us move into collective action to liberate our broken world. Zisl’s book, God, the God of Unmet Desire, weaves together sources as disparate as the Babylonian Talmud, 20th century feminist science fiction, and 21st century African diasporic poetry. It demonstrates that traditional Jewish liturgy and practice can be vital resources for personal and political liberation and accountability. In this interactive talk, Zisl will share selections from Unmet Desire and facilitate opportunities for participants to discuss their own relationships to tradition, desire, and liberation.
About the speaker: “Zisl” is the nom-de-plume of a writer, educator and organizer. They are an active leader in feminist, anti-racist, pro-Jewish work, and a somewhat traditionally observant and just-a-little-bit learned Jew. Zisl likes diaspora.
Where: Judson Memorial Church (on Washington Square Park), entrance at 243 Thompson St. New York City.
When: Wednesday, March 15. Doors open at 6.30, event begins at 7.00.
This event is free and open to the public. But please register here:
[Photo credit above: “Ikh Bin De Sitra Akhra by Shterna Goldbloom. Used courtesy of the artist.”]