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ESJ Political Ed. Reading Discussion: Jews & Whiteness

July 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 7:45 pm

POLITICAL EDUCATION? IN A TIME LIKE THIS? YES.

When the world is in chaos there is no better time to look at the successes and strategies of change-makers and movements that have come before us. Our people’s rich history is full of revolutionary ideas and actions, and of course some teachable failures. How much do you know about Jews in modern political struggle? Or in the American labor movement? Or during “Red Scare”? Find out more through communal learning and other exciting virtual resources we’re bringing to the East Side Jews community. This newly formed, radical minyan-ish group is excited to dive into research, essays, movies, and more, to explore the Jewish relationship to activism in modern political history.

This week: We’ll be using a resource from Central Synagogue to discuss “Jews and Whiteness: Why is it so Important to talk about race in Jewish spaces?” This conversation primarily centers around white jews and relative privilege but all are welcome to join.