JORDAN STEVEN SHER
Member, The Working Group for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Member, Expert International Team Council for the Research of Genocide Canada (IGC)
Member in advisory capacity on Bosnian American Community Association (BACA) board, Utica, NY
A former social worker and middle school teacher, I have always been an advocate for social justice. I happened upon the the topic of the war in Bosnia while interviewing two women for my first book who were children in 1992, and who, along with their families, suffered the trauma that befell all who were targeted by the nationalist Serb genocidal campaign, with rhetoric that continues even in today's Bosnia. I have immersed myself in writing about and advocating for truth and reconciliation for both survivors and those who were lost in the war, ever since.
I have recently begun a book project that will be an historical fiction work about how one boy escaped the transport to a death camp in Bosnia during World War II and joined Tito's Partisans at the age of twelve.
Lastly, testing out my poetry chops, I was selected to have one of my poems for an anthology,
DEAR HUMAN AT THE EDGE OF TIME:
Poems on Climate Change in the US
which will be published later in 2023. The poem is titled, "Fade to Orange, to Gray, to Black" and you can read it in the "Other Works" section.
Please check out the other sections to gain more insight on who I am and what I write about.