UJA’s NYC Women is excited to kick off the year right with Anita Diamant, best-selling author of The Red Tent, and most recently Period. End of Sentence.
In conversation with award-winning journalist Deborah Feyerick, Anita will discuss her latest work, which focuses on the injustices of period poverty, her esteemed career, and her passion for women's empowerment.
You’ll also learn about UJA Women’s Dignity Project and how you can help combat period poverty.
We hope to see you in person! If you can't join in person, you can watch virtually.
If you’re attending this event in person, we encourage you to bring feminine hygiene products with you for donation to food pantries and shelters to help women live with dignity. Products can include pads, tampons, lotions, soaps, nail polish, or lipsticks.
At this event, all attendees are required to wear a mask in addition to following standard UJA policy, which requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, except those with a medical or religious exemption. Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination or exemption to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.
Anita Diamant is the author of thirteen books. Period. End of Sentence is her most recent. Her first novel, New York Times best seller The Red Tent, has been published in more than 25 countries. Winner of the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award, it was adapted into a two-part miniseries by Lifetime TV. Anita’s other best-selling novels include The Boston Girl, Day after Night, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Good Harbor.
Anita has written six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life: The Jewish Wedding Now, The Jewish Baby Book, Living a Jewish Life, Choosing a Jewish Life, How to Raise a Jewish Child, and Saying Kaddish. Pitching My Tent is drawn from twenty years’ worth of newspaper and magazine columns. Anita is an award-winning journalist, and her work has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.
She is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh, a 21st century reinvention of the ritual bath as a place for exploring ancient traditions and enriching contemporary Jewish life.
Anita grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in comparative literature and holds a master’s degree in English from Binghamton University.
She lives in the Boston area.
Deborah Feyerick is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 20 years at CNN traveling the United States covering crime, terrorism, cyberattacks, and the human condition.
As a former CNN national correspondent & anchor, Feyerick is known for her uncompromising reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing, Pulse nightclub shooting, Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, ISIS terror attacks, cyber-threats, child sex-trafficking, the heroin epidemic, and many other major stories. Winner of more than a dozen awards and nominated for multiple Emmys, Deborah’s work is rooted in an unwavering commitment to investigate thoroughly and report accurately.
Having retired from CNN in 2017, Feyerick travels globally and is sought out as a speaker, moderator, and subject expert.
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