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[VIRTUAL] Workshop on Allyship and Inclusive Communities

Date: May 10, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Critical Conversations is an annual Spertus Institute program inspired by Judaism’s embrace of civil discourse. For the second program, our experts lead an interactive workshop on Jewish allyship, including discussion about the needs of Jews of Color and issues of race within today’s American Jewish community.

Panelists:
Yavilah McCoy is a Black, Jewish anti-racism activist. She founded Ayecha, the first nonprofit for Jewish diversity, and has long been an advocate for Jews of Color. Today she is CEO of Dimension Educational Consultancy. A renowned educator and spiritual practitioner, she was voted a “Faith Leader to Watch” by the Center for American Progress.

Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Black Power, Jewish Politics and served on the California advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Rabbi Mira Rivera — the first Filipina-American ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary — is a chaplain and Associate Rabbi at Romemu in New York and the Rabbi at Ammud: the Jews of Color Torah Academy. She co-chairs the rabbinical council of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She first came to New York to dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Moderated by Spertus Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.

Monday, May 10 | 6 - 7:30 pm MT | $18