Vowed to Justice: The Story of Elliot and Rosel Schewel is a newly released biography written by Paula Youra, communications professor at Lynchburg College. She will discuss the book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall.
The brief talk will focus primarily on Elliot Schewel’s political rhetoric and Rosel Schewel’s contributions to civil rights in Lynchburg.
Youra will provide an intimate glimpse into a family whose lives have shaped this community for more than 100 years.
“Senator Elliot Schewel’s unique political contribution to the Commonwealth of Virginia spans across sweeping legislation for all state employees to individual requests from citizens in need of help,” Youra said. “His own unique brand of compassionate policy making and political shrewdness makes clear the reason he is known as the gentleman politician. He and Rosel have worked diligently to widen the locus of control in business and government to increase the individual power of citizens over their own destinies. The story of their lives makes for an impressionable reading.”
The remarks will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event and can also be purchased in advance from Amazon.com or the Lynchburg College Campus Store.