Meet the Author: Jen Rubin - Goodman Community Center

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Meet the Author: Jen Rubin
28 Feb 2019 01:00pm - 02:00pm
Location: Ironworks Building

For 80 years, Radio Clinic operated on 98th and Broadway in Manhattan’s West Side. This story chronicled in Jen's new book 'We Are Staying' documents the store’s rise, struggles, and fall, and the family that owned it across the decades. Radio clinic survived the 1977 blackout and looting bust but could not survive the rising rents. This is an immigrant story, and grandfather-father- daughter story told by Jen Rubin, the granddaughter. It is a reflection on what has been lost as stores like these disappear.

Jen Rubin is a former New Yorker living in Madison, WI. Jen leads storytelling workshops around Madison, teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, and works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

All are invited to attend this event. Questions? Contact Gayle Laszewski at 204-8032 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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