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Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is an author, lawyer, philanthropist, and community leader. Her memoir, Bending Toward the Sun, was published in 2009 [1] by Harper Collins [2]. She frequently moderates panel discussions and publicly speaks related to human rights and policy reform [3].

Biography[edit]

Leslie is the author of Bending Toward the Sun [4], a memoir written with her mother chronicling her mother's experience in The Holocaust, and the inter-generational transmission of psychological trauma.

She is a human rights and children's rights advocate and activist. She is a co-chair of Human Rights Watch’s Los Angeles Committee, and a Director of Human Rights Watch’s International Board [5]. She also is a founding board member and past board chair of the Alliance for Children’s Rights [6], a legal rights organization for abused, neglected and foster youth. She is also on the Leadership Council of Facing History and Ourselves [7]. In addition, Leslie served as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Welfare [8], which led to widespread child welfare reform [9]. She also served for fourteen years on the Los Angeles County Board of Education, and was President of the Board for three terms [10], and is a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy [11].

Leslie spent her early career at NBC [12], where she oversaw NBC Productions and the Comedy division, co-wrote television episodes, and co-founded an in-house production company, Lurie-Horwits productions [13] [14].  Afterward, she consulted for USA Network and Disney Television.  Previously, as a lawyer, Leslie worked at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Tunney and served as a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Law Clerk for Judge Harry Pregerson.  While at UCLA, she was the Student Regent, on the Board of Regents of the University of California [15]

Personal Life[edit]

Leslie currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie [16]. She has two children, Gabriel, and Mikaela, and a step-son, Christopher.




References[edit]

  1. ^ Avenue, Human Rights Watch | 350 Fifth; York, 34th Floor | New; t 1.212.290.4700, NY 10118-3299 USA | (2016-11-10). "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie". Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  2. ^ "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie". HarperCollins Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  3. ^ "Alumna Gilbert-Lurie '84 Speaks on Family's Holocaust Survival and Public Service". law.ucla.edu. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  4. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Author, Rita Lurie, With with Rita Lurie. Harper $25.99 (357p) ISBN 978-0-06-173476-2". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  5. ^ Avenue, Human Rights Watch | 350 Fifth; York, 34th Floor | New; t 1.212.290.4700, NY 10118-3299 USA | (2016-11-10). "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie". Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  6. ^ "Board of Directors". Alliance for Children's Rights. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  7. ^ "Board and Leadership Council". Facing History and Ourselves. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  8. ^ Hensley, Mellinda (2014-05-02). "Q&A: Blue Ribbon Commissioner Leslie Gilbert-Lurie on Reforming L.A.'s Child Protection System and Saving Lives Now Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  9. ^ "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie's Last Word on Child Protection Reform in L.A." The Chronicle of Social Change. 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  10. ^ "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie - Leslie Gilbert-Lurie". bendingtowardthesun.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  11. ^ "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie | Pacific Council on International Policy". www.pacificcouncil.org. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  12. ^ Lowry, Brian; Lowry, Brian (1993-03-25). "NBC seeks young and the rest". Variety. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  13. ^ "IMDb: With Lurie/Horwits Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  14. ^ Lowry, Brian; Lowry, Brian (1993-03-25). "NBC seeks young and the rest". Variety. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  15. ^ "Leslie Gilbert-Lurie - Leslie Gilbert-Lurie". bendingtowardthesun.com. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  16. ^ Littleton, Cynthia; Littleton, Cynthia (2011-10-24). "Caring couple: Attorneys Leslie and Cliff Gilbert-Lurie". Variety. Retrieved 2019-05-08.