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We Were Made for This: The Jewish Community's Response to Racism

  • The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center 1 East 65th Street New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)

"FREE Admission, seating is unreserved.

The hard-fought 2016 presidential campaign laid bare a national divide on a wide range of policy concerns and has energized a dangerous segment of our populace whose hateful rhetoric advanced from the margins to the mainstream. We’ll discuss the connections and distinctions between racism and anti-Semitism, as well as the Jewish community’s responsibility to fight for racial justice.

We'll be joined by:

April N. Baskin is the Union for Reform Judaism’s Vice President of Audacious Hospitality, as well as a member of the Selah Leadership Network and the immediate past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network.

Stosh Cotler is the CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, where her efforts have landed her on the Forward 50 list of American Jews who have had the most impact on the national conversation.

Karl Kumodzi, born in Togo, and raised in Las Vegas, NV, is a Black abolitionist, movement organizer, and trainer with Blackbird and BYP100. Karl currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is on the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table.

Eric Ward is a longtime US civil rights strategist whose philanthropic career has included stints at the Ford Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Social Justice Fund Northwest and the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

Bend the Arc is building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews from across the country to advocate and organize for a more just and equal society. We are the only national Jewish organization that is focused solely on promoting these values here in the U.S.

  • Free Admission"