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Sunday, January 14 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Accountable Communities or What to Do When the #MeToo Meteor Hits

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The #MeToo national phenomenon raises questions about Jewish community accountability. These observations from a thousand years ago resonate today: Rabbi Elazar said, "I would be surprised if there is anyone in this generation who is able to accept reproach." Rabbi Akiva answered, "I would be surprised if there is anyone in this generation who knows how to give reproach." Supporting survivors and holding accountable those doing harm doesn’t have to fracture communities. Explore a no-nonsense accountability framework that holds on to Jewish imperatives of community and connection, the dignity and safety of survivors, and the humanity of people who abuse power.

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Connie Burk

Since 1997, Connie Burk has directed the NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, establishing the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV. She focuses particular attention on strengthening alliances among marginalized communities while centering liberation values in her work. She co-authored Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, is an executive producer of the award-winning documentary A Lot Like You, and is a contributing author to The Revolution Starts at Home and the third edition of Child Welfare Law... Read More →

Sunday January 14, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Cromwell (South)