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Book & Author Program "Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin"

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA

Contact: Michele Endick


Noon: Lunch (bring dairy, parve, or meatless)
12:45: Program
Special Guest: Author Marlene Trestman
JD George Washington University, MBA Loyola University, 2016 honoree of the Jewish Children’s Regional Service

This book “… traces the inspiring journey of the unsung Jewish legal trailblazer who worked tirelessly to protect American workers and their rights. Over the course of her career, Bessie Margolin defended the New Deal’s Tennessee Valley Authority, drafted the rules for American Military Tribunals for Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg, and became the nation’s first enforcer of the Equal Pay Act and a founder of NOW. Lacking female role models, Margolin used her brains, beauty, and Southern charm to overcome antisemitism and sexism, winning respect in a man’s world of law. Fair Labor Lawyer also reveals facets of Margolin’s carefully guarded private life, including her risky clandestine romances with high-profile government officials who won her heart — but never her hand in marriage.” — Jewish Book Council (JBC) Network, Authors on Tour

Coffee, tea, and desserts provided.
Fee: $10/ $7 J member/ $12 for all at the door (includes presentation/discussion and desserts)

RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, or call 703.323.0880 to register with a credit card. 

This program is in partnership with the J’s Adult Services and Cultural Arts Department.

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