Welcome To A More Tolerant Nation

On the recent North American tour for her book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, author Lisa Alcalay Klug was inspired by Barack Obama, the first person of color elected president of the United States, to encourage cross-cultural dialogue about multiculturalism in this country.

To increase tolerance and understanding across communities, Lisa is launching Tolerant Nation at the time of the presidential inauguration to feature guest bloggers, who, like her, are multicultural and/or are passionate about creating awareness of these issues. Lisa’s father is a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor from Poland and her mother is the descendant of a Ladino Jewish family from Israel and Central America that escaped the Spanish Inquisition. During her recent tour, Lisa was thrilled at the enthusiastic response to Cool Jew. But she was also dismayed by the ignorance and bigotry she sometimes encountered toward Jewish Americans.

Her initiative counts artists, activists, actors, stand-up comedians, entrepreneurs and clergy among its supporters. As part of its campaign, TolerantNation.wordpress.com, will giveaway books and other materials that promote cross-cultural dialogue.

To join the initiative, donate materials and guest blog, please contact tolerantnation (at) gmail (d0t) com for more information.

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About tolerantamerica

On her recent tour for her book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, Lisa was inspired by the inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African-American elected president of the United States, to encourage cross-cultural dialogue about multiculturalism in America. To increase tolerance and understanding across communities, Lisa launched "A More Tolerant America" to feature guest bloggers, authors, activists, artists and other writers, who, like her, are multicultural. Klug's father is a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor from Poland and the descendant of a Spanish Jewish family that escaped the Spanish Inquisition. During her tour, Lisa encountered ignorance and bigotry toward Jewish Americans. As part of her campaign, this blog will giveaway books and other materials that promote cross-cultural dialogue.
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One Response to Welcome To A More Tolerant Nation

  1. Jim says:

    Go, Lisa!

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