Activist-Author-Singer-Songwriter

Marisa Handler is a journalist and global rights organizer who has written a book about her experiences working all around the world (she also has a fantastic name). She will be in Philly reading from her new book, Loyal to the Sky, and doing some signing on Tuesday, February 20th at 7 pm at the Tabernacle United Church at 37th and Chestnut.

The blurb from the flyer about this event is after the jump.

In this vivid mix of personal memoir and political reportage Marisa Handler combines a fascinating inside look at the burgeoning global justice movement with the story of her own coming-of age. Handler describes her work as an organizer and journalist, and sketches memorable portraits of the people she encountered and the sometimes-harrowing events that changed and shaped her. She describes how she came to advocate a spiritually-based, nonviolent activism as the best means to build the kind of world we wish to see. “I have come to believe, she writes, “that every one of us is an activist, and that every action taken in the name of our interconnection–every action that brings us closer to ourselves, to each other, to the planet–births a better world.”

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