Identity, Justice, Religion

Racial Inequality in America: NYC Hadar/Avi Schaefer Fund Symposium with Reduced Rate for Jewschoolers

by Rabbi Shai Held
A Special Invitation to Jewschool Readers:
Racial Inequality in America: Judaism, Human Equality, and the Quest for Justice
January 11, 2015
Fifty years ago, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: “Few of us seem to realize how insidious, how radical, how universal an evil racism is. Few of us realize that racism is man’s gravest threat to man, the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason, the maximum of cruelty for a minimum of thinking.”  America has undoubtedly come far since Heschel spoke these words, but how far?  Where have we come, and where we do still need to go?  Join us for a remarkable day of learning, as we explore Jewish approaches to human equality and discuss some of the most painful and pressing questions facing America.
Sessions include:
* Rabbi Susan Talve on Ferguson: A First-Hand Report
* Rabbi Jill Jacobs on Jewish Approaches to Imprisonment and Mass Incarceration
* Yavilah Mccoy on Jews of Color
* Rabbi Ethan Tucker on the Role of Judges and Courts in Achieving Justice
* Professor Randall Kennedy on Affirmative Action: Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Perspectives
* Dena Weiss on the Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
* Rabbi Jason Rubenstein on How Jews Pray for the Government, about it, and against it
* Rabbi David Ellenson on “A Letter from a St. Augustine Jail”: A Rabbinic Response to Civil Rights.
Plus: Race in America: Past, Present, and Future– Professor Randall Kennedy and Rabbi Shai Held in Conversation
More details and sign up here.
Jewschool readers: enter the code “Jewschool” and pay only $6 for the whole day.  But you must sign up in advance to get the special price.
We hope to see you!

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