Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
Join us February 27th for a virtual program exploring the legacy of the Black/Jewish alliance in America.
Using the inspiring film "Shared Legacies" as a jumping off point, a panel of historians and community leaders will discuss what we can learn from our shared history, what challenges we have faced since then, and what we can do to strengthen our ally-ship in the present and future.
(Link for film screening will be available in the week leading up to the panel discussion and film will be shown at 5:30)
Confirmed Panelists include:
Eric Ward, Western States Center’s Executive Director and Senior Fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center and Race Forward
Bishop Daryl Husband of Mt. Olivet Church in Richmond
Dr. Tarece Johsnon: A womanist, entrepreneur, diversity and inclusion expert, poet, artist, author, activist, and advocate. A mother of two, she converted to Reform Judaism in 2016 and is a member of Temple Sinai in Atlanta.
Tema Smith: A diversity advocate, writer and Jewish community builder. She is currently the Director, Jewish Outreach and Partnerships at the Anti-Defamation League. Tema was most recently Director of Professional Development at 18Doors (formerly InterfaithFamily).
Dr. Julian Hayter from the University of Richmond, Professor of U.S. history, American political development, African-American history, and the American civil rights movement.
Rabbi Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi of The Temple in Atlanta and featured figure from the film.
Community partners include:
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, NAACP Virginia State Conference, Henrico Branch NAACP, Baptist Ministers Conference of Richmond and Vicinity, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Richmond Crusade for Voters, Virginia Holocaust Museum, AJC Washington DC, ADL Washington DC , University of Richmond Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Richmond Hillel, Jewish Life at VCU, Jewish Family Services (JFS), Weinstein JCC, Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
Congregation Keneseth Beth Israel, Congregation Or Atid, Temple Beth El, Congregation Or Ami, Congregation Beth Ahabah, Chabad of Virginia, Kehillah, Congregation Brith Achim,
(Community partner list in formation.)
Thank you to our Sponsors:
The Allianz Foundation, Bon Secours, Salomon & Ludwin, Dominion Payroll and The Richmond Jewish Foundation