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CANCELED – WHC’s Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum Presents: Arielle Silverman

author of Just Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion

Sunday March 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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This program has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for another one of our author events soon!

WHC’s Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum is thrilled to welcome author Arielle Silverman to discuss her book Just Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion.

Sunday, March 5 at 10:00 am at Temple

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall.

About the Book:

Judaism calls upon us to con­tin­u­al­ly improve our world. Just Human tells the sto­ry of a blind Jew­ish woman’s jour­ney toward build­ing inclu­sion for all. Born with­out sight, Dr. Arielle Sil­ver­man has spent a life­time explor­ing ways to fos­ter respect and inclu­sion for all of us whose bod­ies or minds differ from the norm.

In Just Human, she reflects on her for­ma­tive years and presents unique anec­dotes from her life that car­ry teach­able moments for all of us. She recalls the feel of her mother’s embrace, the smell of her grand­par­ents’ brisket, the inner sen­sa­tions of a pre­teen crush, the music on her wed­ding day, and schol­ar­ly lessons from her dis­ser­ta­tion research. Her words paint pic­tures from her mind’s eye: a vision of a world where we can rad­i­cal­ly accept our­selves and our fel­low humans, while at the same time work to change sys­tems of inequal­i­ty. Reflect­ing from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, Arielle looks toward the future, con­sid­er­ing how we can build a more inclu­sive world for those who come after us.

About the Author:

Arielle is a dis­abled activist and a social sci­en­tist who is pas­sion­ate about improv­ing pub­lic under­stand­ings of life with dis­abil­i­ties. Pro­fes­sion­al­ly, she has spent fif­teen years con­duct­ing research on the social psy­chol­o­gy of dis­abil­i­ty. Per­son­al­ly, she has spent a life­time learn­ing and teach­ing with fel­low mem­bers of the dis­abil­i­ty community.




Sunday, March 5


10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Adult Ed, DEIJ, Lecture


Marsha Humphries