Come join us for a two part series of racial justice trainings, especially for Boston’s Jewish community!
A committee of Boston Jews has been working since the summer on bringing a racial justice training series to Boston’s Jewish community. For many people in the Boston Jewish community, discomfort and disagreement with groups/organizations perceived to be anti-Israel has made it difficult to identify how to take part in the growing movement for racial justice; simultaneously, others have sought an outlet for Jewish connection to their ongoing racial justice work in secular/non-Jewish environments. For others, and particularly in light of the dramatic rise in hate crimes post-election, it is simply the right time to begin/continue this work in our community. We believe that our Jewish values dictate that we not avoid engaging with racial justice education and action.
We are pleased to share that Jared Jackson from Jews in All Hues will be coming to Boston to lead a two part series of training for Boston’s Jewish Community.
The first training (March 5, 2017) will focus on the personal reflection and analysis asked of us as we take on racial justice work. The training will equip participants with skills and a framework to better identify racial bias and white privilege as it emerges in ourselves, our communities, and the world.
The second training (March 19, 2017) will be action-focused, training participants in what it means to be an ally to People of Color.
There is no cost to participate, but please RSVP.
This event was made possible through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s Grassroots Initiative program, and is co-sponsored by TBZ, Keshet, Boston’s JCRC, Jews in All Hues, Temple Reyim, The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, and others (list in formation).
This event was submitted by a community member.