Join attorney Karen Giffen, co-founder of the law firm Giffen and Kaminski and frequent author and presenter on women and diversity, for a two-book reader’s series that ends with free tickets to the Maltz Museum’s special exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on view at the Maltz Museum February 24 through August 29, 2021.
On Tuesday, April 13 at noon, we will read and discuss the book that the exhibit is based on, and of the same name, Notorious RBG. Inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.
On Tuesday, May 11 at noon, we will read and discuss “My Own Words” which “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution.
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This class is presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in connection to the special exhibition, Notorious: RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presented locally by PNC Bank. Literary Cleveland is partnering on the reader series program along with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Attorney Karen Giffen is co-founder of the law firm Giffen and Kaminski and frequent author and presenter on women and diversity.