Suzy Post honored for lifetime commitment to social justice

[by Matt Goldberg, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council]

On October 17, Suzy Post was Toasted and Roasted at a sold-out dinner at the Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC). Congressman John Yarmuth was the honorary chairman of the event, and planning committee included Shelly Zegart.

The evening included a number of toasts and roasts, including congratulations from Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Mayor Greg Fischer and a letter from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Post’s lifetime work includes activism to desegregate schools, housing discrimination opposition and work for affordable housing and on women’s rights. Her leadership is widely known locally; and she also served in a number of national, state and local leadership positions for the ACLU.

The Courier-Journal gave a rare full-page story devoted to her titled: “Suzy Post honored as ‘conscience for the city’: Gadfly still reaching out as she turns 80.”

The daughter of parents who were leaders for Jewish issues, she is well known in the Louisville Jewish community for her commitment to social justice. The October 17 celebration provided an opportunity for the entire Louisville community to honor her. The best part of the evening was when Suzy told attendees that she is not done yet.

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