Presented with the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, join us as Jo Ivester speaks about her book "On the Outskirts of Hope" as part of the Dallas Jewish Book Festival. General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town called Mound Bayou in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother―a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South―who made the most enduring mark on the town. In "On The Outskirts of Hope", Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family’s experiences and of a town dealing in a unique way with the racism that still grips our nation today.
Sponsor: Dallas Jewish Historical Society