The Legacy of Joan Rivers Part of a series co-sponsored by the Forward, the AJHS and JWA.
Joan Rivers' pioneering work as a female comedian left an indelible impression on the field and on the collective memory of America. From her breakthrough on the Johnny Carson show in 1965, she challenged us to think about gender roles, all the while making us laugh. Hear from Rivers' niece, Caroline Waxler, and comedian Judy Gold, on how her work continues to inspire the field today.
How the Forverts is Being Transformed in the Digital Era
October 11 7:00pm
Rukhl Schaechter, editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts), will explore how the publication, founded in 1897 as a newspaper for Jewish immigrants, has adapted to the changing demographic of its readership.
Through its website and social media, the Forverts now serves all these groups as an international clearinghouse for the latest Yiddish news, cooking shows, and music videos.
Chancellor's Silver & Gold Room, University Club, CU Boulder campus