The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will host a virtual conversation with Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
In this intimate and thought-provoking dialogue, Samantha Power will discuss her New York Times-bestselling memoir,
The Education of an Idealist
Thursday, March 18,
at 7 p.m. EST. via Zoom
Themes discussed in Power’s memoir are aligned with social issues explored in the Humanity Gallery within the Holocaust & Humanity Center’s museum at historic Union Terminal. In “The Education of an Idealist,” Power explains how she coined the term “upstander,” and how we all have the opportunity to be upstanders in unique ways.
Upstanders are individuals who stand up for others and their rights. They fight against injustice and unfairness, and they use their character strengths to inspire action and become the best of humanity today.
“Every day, almost all of us find ourselves weighing whether we can or should do something to help others,” Power writes in the book. “We decide, on issues large and small, whether we will be bystanders or upstanders.”
Humorous and deeply honest, “The Education of an Idealist” lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power’s memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.
Hosted in partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, the public can reserve their admission for this exclusive event online. For $30, attendees will receive a copy of “The Education of an Idealist” in addition to admission to the event. Admission, without a copy of the book, is available to reserve for $10.
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