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Activist Talk: Moses, Marijuana, and Violence | SF

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Jewish Community Library | 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA

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Joshua Safran, social justice lawyer, writer, and Jewish storyteller, will explore his return to tradition, sharing stories from his forthcoming memoir and from traditional texts.

He will also discuss Crime After Crime, an award-winning feature documentary profiling his seven-year legal odyssey to free Deborah Peagler, a wrongfully imprisoned survivor of severe domestic violence. In advocating for Deborah, Safran drew strength both from his faith as an Orthodox Jew and his own childhood experiences with brutal domestic violence.

Safran grew up mostly “off the grid” in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. He and his mother were constantly on the run, living in a variety of habitats that included school buses, teepees, one-room cabins, and utopian communes, and encountering revolutionaries, rednecks, hippies, artists, and violent alcoholics. Safran’s journey out of the wilderness of chaos and poverty was guided by his unlikely reconnection with God and his revelation that mainstream society is not the evil empire he was taught.

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Address: 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA