We will be honoring and celebrating Jim Gilbert’s book launch on January 24th at 4 P.M. If you’d like to join us, and haven’t already received an eventbrite invitation, please send your email address to DopefiendsRedemption@gmail.com. Once we receive your email, we will send you the invite where you may RSVP for the online event. We hope you’re able to join us.
Mindy Fullilove: Prominent social psychiatrist, author, educator, and political activist. In addition to numerous lifetime achievements, co-founder of the University of Orange. Cherished friend for almost fifty years.
Walt Nygard – Transitioned from a lifelong blue collar day job to full time artist and poet. Abiding friendship with Jim for over thirty years.
Ann Weiss: Prominent author and educator, whose impact on the profession of social work spans over a half century of activism. Jim’s friend and mentor.
Eric Acree: Years of study fueled by an intense curiosity about the world and its inhabitants led to the position of Curator of Africana Studies at Cornell University. Jim’s esteemed brother-in-law.
Celeste Benítez: Fought the ravages of South Bronx poverty to emerge as a gifted social worker and community activist. Jim’s adopted granddaughter.
Paula Rogovin: Retired teacher and author of three well received books on the teaching profession. Currently full time antiracist, environmental, and community activist. Enduring friendship with Jim over fifty years.
Angela Doyle: Highly respected trade-unionist. Served as executive vice-president of 1199/SEIU for over thirty years. Origins of sustained friendship with Jim go back to union work four decades ago.
Jonah Smith: Administrator in a global industrial engineering group. His multiple achievement awards are a reflection of leadership, decency, and hard work. Family ties nurtured the ongoing relationship between Jim and this young man since he was in kindergarten.
Anya Rubenstein: Commitment to progressive ideals plus a keen intellect, unselfish reliability and down-to-earth honesty provides an old man with assurance that despite a troubled world the future will be in good hands. Jim’s wonderful niece.