After over-coming drug addiction and a near death accident that left him a paraplegic, Gabriel Cordell, a Palestinian, became the first person to travel across the United States using a manual wheelchair. “Roll with Me”, a new documentary film, recounts Gabriel’s 99-day journey across America. The public is invited to attend a special screening and meet Gabriel on February 16 at the first of Congregation Am HaYam’s 2017 lecture series, “Empowering, Provocative, Thoughtful.”
The series also includes a lecture on March 22nd by Rebecca D. Costa, socio-biologist, recipient of the E.O Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award and author of “The Watchman’s Rattle”. On April 30, Ronni Sanlo, LGBTQ activist, educator and author of “The Soldier, The Avatar and the Holocaust” will speak about her new young adult book based on her parents’ correspondence during the liberation of Dachau.