“Cancel Culture through a Jewish Lens”
Sunday June 6, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM PDT
Bari Weiss is a former opinion writer and editor at the New York Times. She is the author of “How To Fight Anti-Semitism”. Bari has changed the way we think about important issues including #MeToo, freedom of speech and our common culture.
This is a Community Scholar Program co-sponsored event hosted by Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego
Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence. In a recent piece for the Deseret Magazine, Weiss writes that liberalism is being threatened by a “new, illiberal orthodoxy that has taken root all around, including in the very institutions meant to uphold the liberal order. And cancellation is this ideology’s most effective weapon.” Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor at The New York Times, resigned in July 2020, citing a hostile work environment in the clutches of the new illiberal order. Join us on Sunday June 6th at 4:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM EDT when Rabbi Jason Nevarez will talk with Bari Weiss about how she sees cancel culture changing American society, and how we might pull back from it. This event will not be recorded, so please register in advance and plan on attending live.
Bari Weiss, Journalist, and Author
Bari Weiss is an opinion writer and editor. She is the author How To Fight Anti-Semitism, published by Crown in September 2019. From 2017 to 2020, Bari was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Vanity Fair called her the paper’s “star opinion writer.” Before joining The Times, Bari was an opinion editor and an associate book review editor at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, Bari was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Through her columns and speeches, Bari has changed the way we think about important issues, including #MeToo, freedom of speech, and our common culture. Bari is a regular commentator on television and radio, most especially on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.