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“The day is short and the work is daunting, but the reward is great God is waiting. You are not required to complete the work, but neither are you free to absent yourself from it.”
– Pirkei Avot 2:15-16
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This course will delve into the essential issues of race in America today through the lens of award-winning books and films. We will have an introductory session, then meet every two weeks to discuss the chosen book or film. We will aim to arrive at a greater understanding of the multifaceted issues of race, rights, the criminal justice system, and how to take action.
 
Tue, July 7
Intro session: Who we are, what to expect, and why do this now?
 
Tue, July 21
“Just Mercy” (streaming on Amazon Prime and elsewhere)
 
Tue, Aug 18
“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”
by Austin Channing Brown
 
Tue, Aug 25
“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” at www.bravenewfilms.org/suppressed (free)
 
Tue, Sept 1
“How to be an Anti-Racist”
by Ibram X. Kendi
Advanced registration for this Zoom Meeting is required. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email which contains information about joining the meeting.
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How can we turn our homes, our schools and our community into spaces that actively combat racism? And how can we raise children who will create a more just and peaceful world? Rabbi Friedman has been trained in anti-racism education by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. He will teach this course focused on exploring our own behaviors and developing strategies for dismantling racist attitudes, systems and structures.
 
Mon, July 13 at 8pm
Mon, July 27 at 8pm
Mon, Aug 10 at 8pm
Mon, Aug 24 at 8pm
Advanced registration for this Zoom Meeting is required. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email which contains information about joining the meeting.
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If you’re a parent (or grandparent) seeking resources to use with your children we are providing the following: