28 2020

What You Never Learned about Racism: Session 1 featuring Barbara Smith


Virtual Event

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(518) 783-7800

Register for Session 1 here!

Jewish Federation of NENY Community Engagement Partnership presents a four-part series on What You Never Learned about Racism: A look at History, the Capital Region, and What We Can Do Today.

All sessions are on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and are free to our partner agencies and congregations.

NOTE: Registration links are specific to each session. Please sign up for each session individually.

The Roots of Racism
with Barbara Smith* 
Tuesday, July 28
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Dan Ornstein 
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An Overview of the Mind Science of Bias
with Gregory Owens 
Tuesday, August 4
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Roy Feldman
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Engaging in Courageous Conversation with an Equity Lens
with Kathleen McLean
Tuesday, August 11
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Linda Motzkin 
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Where Do We Go From Here?
with Corey Ellis
Tuesday, August 18
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Deborah Gordon
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All sessions are moderated by Harris Oberlander, LCSW-R

Cosponsored by Trinity Alliance INC

*Barbara Smith is an author, activist, and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. She was among the first to define an African American women’s literary tradition and to build Black women’s studies and Black feminism in the United States. She has been politically active in many movements for social justice since the 1960s.

Among her numerous publications in 1984 she co-authored Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism with Elly Bulkin and Minnie Bruce Pratt.

She was cofounder and publisher until 1995 of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the first U. S. publisher for women of color. She served two terms as a member of the Albany Common Council from 2006 to 2013. In 2005 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.