Student Events

Fall 2020 


Black and Jewish: Conversations about race, identity, community relations and commitments to social justice

Part 1: BLACK POWER, JEWISH POLITICS: REINVENTING THE ALLIANCE IN THE 1960’s

Thursday, September 10th | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | *This event has passed*

Author and San Francisco State University professor Marc Dollinger joins us to share the story of Black and Jewish relations from the Civil Rights Era alliances to Black Lives Matter today. Undermining widely held beliefs about Black-Jewish relations, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew Blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism and discusses the challenges that remain today.


Part 2: RACIAL JUSTICE, JEWS OF COLOR, JEWISH COMMUNITY: A TALK WITH ILANA KAUFMAN 


Wednesday, September 30th | 4 PM – 5 PM | Zoom RSVP

Join us to hear Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative about her work which sits at the center of Jewish Community, Racial Equity, and Justice is anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color and is focused on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education.


Comparative Election Laws: Israel and the US

Thursday, October 8th | 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Zoom RSVP

A comparative view on Israeli and US election law as we conclude a year in which Israel had not one, but 3 election cycles, and the US approaches it’s Nov. 3 presidential elections. The event will compare the legal context in each country, and provide an analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of each case. Some topics that will be touched upon include procedural fairness, inclusion (universal suffrage) and equality (in funding and other means between the contestants).

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