[streaming] Blacks and Jews: Memory and Inconvenient Truths
April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First of three conversations about Racial Justice, sponsored by Rabbi Greg Wolfe and the Adult Education Committee. These conversations are free. Register in advance, on this page, below the descriptions.
Our esteemed panelists will delve into the idealized and real memories that exist between the Black and Jewish communities. We will explore together how these challenging issues have been, and continue to be, both obstacles and opportunities as we go forward.
Dr. Marc Dollinger, SFSU Professor, focuses on American Jews and race. He holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. An author and expert in the fields of Jews and American politics. Author of Black Power, Jewish Politics : Reinventing the Alliance in The 1960s.
Dr. Bruce Haynes, UCD Professor, focuses on racial and ethnic relations and urban communities. As a scholar of racial and ethnic relations and urban communities, his work seeks to understand the processes of Racialization and the consequences of racial classification for creating communities’ boundaries, particularly within an urban context. His recent book, The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews.
Lindsey Newman is the Director of Community Engagement at Be’chol Lashon. Be’chol Lashon strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. She has over a decade of experience working to advance racial justice in the Jewish community and in the fields of women’s rights advocacy and early childhood education. She was selected for the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership, participated in the first Jew of Color Selah Leadership Cohort through Bend the Arc, and currently serves on the board of NCJW San Francisco.
April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm