READING AND CONVERSATION: Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother-Daughter Memoir
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / 4:00 PM
UCSB, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie will read from her 2009 memoir, written jointly with her mother Rita Lurie. Bending Toward the Sun tells the story of a unique family bond forged in the wake of brutal terror. Weaving together the voices of three generations of women, Gilbert-Lurie provides powerful evidence of the resilience of the human spirit, relevant to every culture in every corner of the world. Rita Lurie, like Anne Frank, spent years hiding from the Nazis; her long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter’s lives. Bringing together the stories of three generations of women, Bending Toward the Sun reveals how deeply the Holocaust lives in the hearts and minds of survivors and their descendants.
Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a writer, lawyer, teacher, and child advocate. Gilbert-Lurie is a past President of the Los Angeles County Board of Education and also is a founding board member of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a non-profit legal rights organization for indigent children. Currently, Leslie is working on completing her first novel.
Sponsored by the IHC.
Sponsor: UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center