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Sunday, January 14 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Following in Heschel’s Footsteps: White Jews Working for Racial Justice

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It’s a beloved snapshot: Dr. King and other civil rights leaders march, arms linked, from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, accompanied by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. With racism in America increasingly revealed in new forms, Jews proudly recall this symbol of Jewish solidarity in the fight for civil rights—though many of us have never had to seriously grapple with racism beyond the sometimes intersecting context of anti-Semitism. What do today’s realities of racial violence and inequity require of us, as Jewish people, with our diverse histories and narratives of navigating oppression? Explore how we can work to understand and undo racism in ourselves and in our institutions, with Jewishness in heart and mind.

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Talya Gillman

Talya Gillman (she/her) yearns for a world in which all people experience dignity, freedom, and a sense of interconnectedness. She develops service-learning programs and curricula, planting seeds for the kinds of qualities and skills that, when cultivated, enable us to be effective, authentic agents in the work of liberation: curiosity, courage, self-awareness... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Highlander (North)