This online gathering will feature the men from the menschwork community that are engaged in social, economic, and environmental action who will share their efforts to support healing and justice on communal and systemic levels. We will learn about their internal processes including what sustains them through successes and challenges.
Menschwork Exemplars Step Forward
to Share Their Work
This webinar, which Cobi Waxman and Yosaif August will be co-hosting, will be featuring four exemplar activists from our Menschwork community:
Donald Gardner: A life-long activist, who’s environmental work now focuses on “Just Transition,” enabling fossil fuel workers to move into jobs in the renewables industry. He’s been able to get industry, labor, political leaders and policy experts to sit down at the same table. He is also working on healthcare, promoting a NY State “medicare for all” program.
Marc Kronisch: Marc is working on climate justice with his own congregation (Pnai Or Connecticut) and the NAACP. He is helping to introduce the teaching of African American and Latino racial justice history in Connecticut elementary and middle schools. Marc was a key organizer of JMR #1 in ’90.
David Strauss: Attorney and committed activist, David leads his company’s legal pro-bono program, identifying social justice needs and organizing his fellow attorneys to make a difference.
Jeff Garson: An attorney-turned psychotherapist-turned-social innovator, id spearheading “Radical Decency,” a breakthrough values-based approach to personal and planetary healing. His current initiative is a pilot program focused on applying his concepts to business with a focus on our troubled agricultural sector.
A message from Yosaif August:
On February 10, Cobi Waxman and I are facilitating a webinar entitled Tikkun Olam: Amazing Things Happen When Mensches Take Action.” It will be an opportunity for men in our Menschwork community to share ways that they are engaged in tikkun olam in order to inspire and engage others of us in ways we can make a difference.
In its deepest ways, this sharing is what brotherkeeping is truly about.
A memory. In 1964 I was studying in the library at Fordham Law School. My goal at the time was to become a civil rights attorney. Across the table was someone who wound up becoming a mentor of mine. I mentioned my vision and he immediately stepped in to help. Introduced me to the organization that gave me an internship in Mississippi that summer and helped me to get a part time job to support myself meanwhile. It was a critical juncture for me and, unbeknownst to both of us, he was my angel on my journey. He was my brotherkeeper.