20 September 2010

RIP - Emile Shaw

 Long time activist, Holocaust survivor, and social justice leader, Emile Shaw, died September 12th, at the age of 81.  His wife, family, and many friends were at this side.

Mr. Shaw was a former president of the New Mexico Alliance for Retired Americans and a much-respected leader in the Albuquerque, New Mexico peace and justice community as well as numerous other labor and leftist movements.  Earlier this month, he and his wife, Rose, celebrated 60-years of marriage.

At the age of nine, he and his parents (one was an American citizen) escaped Nazi Austria and came to New York city.  Before retiring and relocating to New Mexico, he and Rose taught for 30-years in the New York public school system.  You can read more at the Alliance for Retired American's blog.

As a remembrance, Emile's family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity, social justice organization or to Peopleworld.org.

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