Finally! Two of our long sought after presenters together on the same stage. Hope you can join us when we will be joined by Mount Zion members Kate Dietrick and Jeff Ward, each for a one-half hour discussion during our time together. Moderated by Phil Goldman. Join us on Zoom!
“Just a Dog”
Presentation by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
In the 1920s, J.L. Sinykin, a Jewish businessman with ties to both the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities, became the first person in the United States to train guide dogs for the blind. Lux of La Salle, a German Shepherd, was trained by Sinykin for Senator Thomas D. Schall. Learn more about Sinykin’s pioneering work and how Lux and other guide dogs turned out to be more than just a dog.
“Bow Wow Needs a “Real” Lawyer! A Public Defender’s Life”
Presentation by author Jeff Ward
Actually not much about dogs, but close enough for government work. Gritty, graphic and unfiltered, Jeff’s new, self-published book takes the reader inside the world of criminal defense; a world non-lawyers may neither understand nor approve of, but vital to living in a free society. Together with his honest and irreverent views of life (which those who know, know), and sprinkling in much about our community, Jeff’s “Top Ten List” of memorable cases reveal the backroom machinations, the strategies, the strengths, and the weaknesses of the US criminal justice system.