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[VIRTUAL] Amplifying Voices: Black + Jewish on Chicago’s Southside

Date: November 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Film + Discussion (60 minutes)
Tamar Manasseh, the African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago will be in discussion with a representative of the Jews of Color Initiative. Ticket includes link to view the film, They Ain’t Ready for Me in advance of the Sunday session. The film viewing window the link will open up at 1 pm on November 4, and be available through 12:59 pm on November 6. Tamar will be in discussion with Todd Rockoff, Tucson J CEO/President.

Tamar Manasseh is a transformational figure and a community leader who is often sought out for commentary on stopping gun violence. The film, They Ain’t Ready for Me, shows how Tamar and MASK (Mothers against Senseless Killings) are proving on a daily basis that something can be done to reduce gun violence when there is the will to do so.

Recently, PBS News Hour interviewed Tamar for a segment following a particularly violent weekend in Chicago involving numerous gun fatalities. She’s penned op-eds for the New York Times discussing the realities of Chicago inner-city. Tamar has a regular column in a leading Jewish media outlet, Forward, where she examines her faith and experience as an African-American Jew.

The film viewing window for They Ain’t Ready for Me will open up at 1pm on Wednesday, November 4, and be available through 1pm on Friday, November 6.

You will receive a one-time non-shareable link to the Zoom conversation on Friday, November 6. We suggest entering the Zoom webinar 5 to 10 minutes before the program is set to start. The program will take place as a Zoom webinar. You will be able to see the speakers, they will not be able to see you. While the group chat function will be disabled for this program, you will be able to submit questions privately to the host. The sessions will be recorded and available within 48-hours of the event.

A partnership program of the Boulder and Tucson JCCs.

Sunday, November 8 | 4 - 5 pm | $10

The Zoom link will be emailed within 24 hours of the start of the program, and then again one hour prior to the start time.