Margaret Lazarus

Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker (Defending Our Lives), Cambridge Documentary Films, Cambridge Massachusetts

In my work with schools, universities, community organizations and libraries, it is becoming quite clear that we need projects like the Center for New Words to encourage and nurture the voices of those who are not heard in the mainstream media. Judging from their long history of doing just that in a bookstore setting, this is precisely the group to do this, especially in this new organization specifically designed to support the voices of diversity and creativity in our culture.