Valle del Sol honors Miriam Weisman as a 2017 Mom of the Year honoree

Posted at 7:51 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 13:07:47-04

Miriam Weisman and her family moved to Arizona from the Chicago area in 1995. She joined the board of the Anti-Defamation League in 2002 after many years in education. Always a true believer in social justice and children becoming a facilitator for ADL's anti-bias programs married her two passions. From the time Miriam was 7 years old she became aware of politics and equality. By the time she was ten she began going to meetings at the University of Chicago where human rights issues were discussed. In high school Miriam was a part of a summer anti-bias program that brought together suburban students and inner city students. They spent 6 weeks exploring the city and developing relationships. This program made her truly understand how important it is for us to get to know each other, the strength of diversity and the breaking down of walls. This is what fuels her mission of bringing true equality and justice. Once we really get to know someone, how can we hate them.

Now the National Chair of Education for ADL, Miriam continues her work every day to find ways to build community, empathy and offer opportunities for understanding to students and  adults alike. Her motivation is the recognition that this is a life long process and the work needs to continue on.

Miriam is the happy wife of Jim, the very happy mother of Aaron, Brooke and Leslie, the fortunate mother in law of Michelle and Wes, and the extremely happy grandmother of Katie, Gwennie and Cole.

Mom of the Year Breakfast
Friday, May 12, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center - North Ballroom
Registration 7:30 a.m. | Breakfast & Program 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
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