Thursday, November 15, 2018
Author event with Sally Kohn Author of The Opposite of Hate at the Gordon Jewish Community Center
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Thu, Nov 08 7:00 pm


The Gordon Jewish Community Center and Parnassus Books are thrilled to welcome Sally Kohn author of The Opposite of Hate, as a part of The Nashville Jewish Book Series at the JCC. CNN’s Sally Kohn is known for her ability to make friends across the political aisle. While establishing herself as a leading progressive voice as a liberal commentator on Fox News, she went head-to-head with her colleagues on divisive issues, engaging in heated arguments—and developed unexpected friendships. She went on to give two viral TED talks (with more than 3 million views) about practicing kindness online and finding compassion even for your fiercest political enemies. But since the 2016 election and the upheaval that followed, even the famously nice Kohn has found herself wanting to lash out at her enemies. She recognized the increased vitriol permeating America’s political discourse—as well as her own intensifying anger—and wondered: Where did all this hate come from? In The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate in its most subtle and obvious forms, from implicit bias and racism to violence and full-blown genocide. She travels across the country and worldwide, interviewing fascinating people who have left extraordinary lives of hate behind. Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America. She is currently a columnist and CNN political commentator. Previously a Fox News contributor, she has been a frequent guest on MSNBC and writes for media outlets, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, the Daily Beast, Time, and many others. Kohn lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Sarah Hansen, and their daughter, Willa.

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