“Good Trouble” Discussed at Book Party at Home of Dr. Harold and Linda Koplewicz
Dr. Harold Koplewicz
Recently, at the home of Dr. Harold Koplewicz and Linda Sirow, an enlightening and illuminating discussion was held about Christopher Noxon’s new book Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook. “Good Trouble” is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor illustrations, journalist Christopher Noxon dives into the real stories behind the front lines of the Montgomery bus boycott and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and notable figures such as Rosa Parks and Bayard Rustin, all while exploring the parallels between the civil rights movement era and the present moment.
The book talk, which was led by the author, progressed into a dialogue amongst the attendees. The interesting comments included ‘how do we raise our children to be without prejudices’ and ‘how we can promote equality in our schools.’ The lively repartee was enhanced by wonderful wine and hors d’oeuvre in a setting that highlighted Linda Sirow’s paintings. Sirow is an Art Teacher at the Dalton School and Dr. Koplewicz, a child psychiatrist, is the Founding President of the Child Mind Institute. #