Conversations About Race, Identity, Community Relations & Commitments to Social Justice
Join us in a multi-event discussion on the history of Black and Jewish relations. The series will address such topics as the history of Black-Jewish alliances from the civil-rights era to today, the role of the Jewish community in the Black Lives Matter movement, and experiences of Black and Jewish intersectionality within the fight for racial justice.
*Please note that this series is exclusively open to students, faculty and academic staff.
Thursday, September 10th
BLACK POWER, JEWISH POLITICS: REINVENTING THE ALLIANCE IN THE 1960s
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Speaker: Marc Dollinger, Jewish Studies Professor, SFSU; Author, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s and Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America
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.
Wednesday, September 30th
Speaker: Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director, Jews of Color Initiative; formerly Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, Jewish Community Relations Council
Friday, October 16th
1:00 PM | Zoom Webinar | RSVP to email@example.com
Facilitators: Shekhinyah Larks, Program Coordinator and Diversity Trainer, Be’chol Lashon, and Bezawit Abebe
Workshop on how to talk about race, ethnicity and identity while engaging in Jewish and Israel-related programming (limited capacity).
The Institute’s series Black and Jewish is part of a multi-unit series on Jews and Race during the 2020-2021 academic year, a collaboration of the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and the Graduate Theological