What’s The Big Idea: Hate At Home: Racism and Anti-Semitism in the United States

Thursday, November, 07, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sanctuary - Congregation Shaarie Torah

920 NW 25th Avenue

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Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Hate at Home: Racism and Anti-Semitism in the United States

The last several years have seen a deeply troubling uptick in racist incidents in the United States.  At the same time, Anti-Semitism has been roaring back in the United States and in Europe as well.  Can racism and Anti-Semitism be explained by recent changes in our modern world? Or are they rather deeply engrained in the history of the United States that simply resurface from time to time?  And are these trends connected to one another?

Rabbi Rose will sit down with Eric Ward, Director of the Western States Center, an activist who has been outspoken about racism and Anti-Semitism.  The two will talk about how African American and Jewish communities should think about how to respond to this scourge, and think about how these peoples’ history in the United States positions them to be allies in the fight for a more decent society. This program is free and open to the community. Donations appreciated.

About Eric K. Ward, Executive Director, Western States Center

A national expert on the relationship between hate violence and preserving democratic institutions, governance, and inclusive societies, Eric brings nearly 30 years of expertise in community organizing and philanthropy to his role as Western States Center’s Executive Director. Since his civil rights career began in the late 1980s, Eric has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, and human rights advocates throughout the country to expose and counter white nationalist hate groups, protect vulnerable communities, and make our democracy more inclusive. In addition to his work at Western States Center, Eric is the co-founder of Funders For Justice and serves as a board member for The Proteus Fund and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), a nonprofit agency that provides artists with strategy and support for their activism and philanthropy.

Essay: Skin in the Game by Eric Ward. 

Future Dates:

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:00 pm | What is Happiness and How Do We Find It?

Thursday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm | A Nation of Immigrants?

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