What has made our economy less fair and left most of us less secure?
How does the US really compare with other developed countries?
What does economic inequality have to do with other critical issues, including education, criminal justice, racism, climate change, foreign trade and war?
What concrete steps can we take to begin building a fair and just society?
Co-sponsored by: Rise Up WV, WV Center on Budget and Policy, WV Working Families Party, American Friends Service Committee, WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group, Communication Workers of America
Alexander Rosenstein was born in the USSR in the Black Sea port of Odessa, a grandson of a decorated Red Army officer and WWII hero, a son of a renowned Soviet inventor and Jewish dissident. In the 1970’s, he emigrated with his parents and brother to the U.S. where he was able to realize his dream of higher education, at that time an unattainable goal for Jewish young people in the USSR. Alexander graduated from the University of Minnesota with a combined degree in Engineering and Biology and earned an MD from the same institution. He obtained his Orthopedic Surgery training at the University of California, San Diego, and completed postdoctoral studies at Oxford University.
After 15 years of private practice in Southern California, Alexander returned to academe and eventually advanced to the rank of full Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has lectured and performed surgeries worldwide, including Odessa, Ukraine, designed orthopedic implants and instruments and been awarded U.S. and Canadian patents. Since migrating to the US Alexander returned three times back to Ukraine and Russia. His second visit coincided with the events immediately preceding the fall of the Soviet Empire. Dr. Rosenstein has authored numerous scientific articles and a book for arthritic patients.
Open mic is back at Taylors! Last month’s was a total success and this one should be better than ever! No matter your style we invite you to share with us, if you plan to perform please show up early as we will close the sign up sheet 15 minutes before the event begins. See you there.
Our current Annex Gallery installation features WV native Chris Rodgers and his ceramic display titled “You’ve Probably Seen Me Before” .
Live music with Pistol Hill – as always this event is free of charge and open to the public!
Join us every Saturday morning for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!
See you there!
~All ages welcome~
Live music with Kentucky Myle – as always this event is free of charge and open to the public!
It’s 1997, and 14-year-old Juliet has it pretty good. But over the course of the next two years, she
rapidly begins to unravel, finding herself in a downward trajectory of mental illness and self-destruction.
An explosive portrayal of teenage life from the perspective of The Bad Friend, Juliet the Maniac is a bold,
stylish breakout book from an author already crackling on the indie scene.
” ‘Juliet The Maniac’ is an uncomfortable read. There is heartbreak and blood, anger and violence, suicide attempts and terrifying visions that shatter a young woman’s life. That said, it is also a necessary read.” – NPR
“A force that shouldn’t be ignored — an illuminating examination of youth and soul-crushing pressure.” – BUZZFEED
Juliet Escoria is the author of the poetry collection Witch Hunt, and the story collection Black Cloud. She lives in West Virginia
with her husband, the writer Scott McClanahan.