‘Show Me a Hero’ writer bringing story to NW

Lisa Belkin
Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin, a former New York Times reporter and author of “Show Me a Hero,” the basis for the HBO miniseries, will speak at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona- Northwest on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m.

Belkin is senior national correspondent for Yahoo News, covering American social issues. She was previously senior correspondent at the Huffington Post, writing on life, work and family. Along with “Show Me a Hero,” which chronicles the landmark battle over public housing in Yonkers, N.Y., her books include “Life’s Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom” and “First Do No Harm.” She was also the host of “Life’s Work with Lisa Belkin” on XM Radio, a regular contributor of Public Radio’s “The Takeaway” and NBC’s “Today Show,” and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she coined the term “the opt-out revolution” to describe educated women who abandon careers for children. Belkin, who is married and has two sons, is the daughter of JFSA NW advisory council member Janet Belkin.

The reading and book signing will begin with hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages. Copies of “Show Me a Hero” will be available for purchase. Admission is $10; RSVP at 505-4161 or northwestjewish@jfsa.org.