October 6, 1972, Friday Forum – firsthand account “The Last Jewish Child” by Albert Kowit. Kowit’s account begins with this paragraph: As long as I live I will recall the following horrible episode and relate it to my children and grandchildren. I will do everything possible to inform my fellow Jews and non-Jews about what […][Continue reading...] about Survivor: The Last Jewish Child
The November 30, 2017, Wall Street Journal article “China’s Tech Giants Have a Second Job: Helping Beijing Spy on Its People” by Liza Lin and Josh Chin would have been truly chilling for me except for the conditioning that those of us who read and write sci fi stories have to total government surveillance. On […][Continue reading...] about China Surveillance Agenda Makes My Sci Fi Story Seem More Likely
For many years in Los Angeles survivor Sol Bendik was my husband’s tailor. I learned of Sol’s amazing survivor story and wanted him to preserve it as part of Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation first-hand survivor accounts project. Yet Sol would always refuse, becoming emotional whenever I spoke about this. Finally Sol agreed to be interviewed, […][Continue reading...] about Survivor: The Unlikely Hero
Many years ago I worked on a safer sex initiative to encourage safer sex references and portrayal (NOT x-rated) in TV shows and movies. While I got media attention for my efforts, the initiative failed. Let me make this very clear: I was NOT advocating for showing men and women unwrapping a condom or putting […][Continue reading...] about Safer Sex Practices Still Need Reinforcement in TV and Movies
I admit it. As a long-time feminist I have been dealing with accounts of sexual harassment for many years (and my own numerous experiences of gender discrimination). I’ve just written three guest posts on using digital signage for internal communications storytelling to provide clear examples of what is — and is not — sexual harassment. […][Continue reading...] about Understanding Why Sexual Harassment Is Still Going Strong in the U.S.