Workshop on the Intersections of Racism and Antisemitism

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Workshop on the Intersections of Racism and Antisemitism
for Jewish Activists in their 20s & 30s

March 28th - 30th, 2014
At the Museum of Women’s Resistance
279 Empire Boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Led by Cherie R. Brown and Marjorie Dove Kent

This workshop is for Jewish activists who want to examine the impact that being Jewish has on their movement work.

Workshop Goals:
1) To look at the personal impact of antisemitism and internalized antisemitism on our movement work
2) To examine the intersections of racism and antisemitism and how we can build more effective coalitions
3)  To explore the generational differences in approaching anti-racism work and learn ways for people in their 20s and 30s to build greater unity across all ages in our movement

The workshop will involve small and large group work and include personal sharing. Come eager to share your own stories and welcome the diverse stories of others. 

The at-cost price of the weekend workshop (includes meals but not housing) is $230. Participants are asked to pay a sliding scale of $175-350 depending on access to resources. We are operating on a very small budget and we encourage everyone who can  to pay at least  the at cost fee. Limited scholarships are available; please inquire.

The workshop will start with candle-lighting and Shabbat dinner on Friday at 7pm and go until 10:30pm. Saturday’s session will run 9am to 10:30pm. Sunday’s session will run 9am to 12:30pm. We are planning to build  community throughout the weekend and we encourage everyone to stay for the entire weekend. If you cannot attend the entire workshop, please specify that in your application.

Deadline for applications is March 7th. To apply, email the information below to info [at] jfrej [dot] org, and make an online payment at Applications will be processed once both participant information and payment are received.

Cherie Brown is the founder and executive Director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).  For 30 years, NCBI has been a pioneer organization leading anti-oppression work in schools, campuses, communities, and law enforcement agencies all over the world.  Cherie is also an adjunct faculty at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College teaching courses on diversity, race, class and Jewish internalized oppression, and Conflict Resolution Skills for rabbis on dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Marjorie Dove Kent is the Executive Director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ). Founded in 1990, JFREJ organizes individual Jews, key Jewish institutions, and Jewish community leaders in the fight for racial and economic justice in partnership with Jewish and allied people of color, low-income and immigrant communities. Marjorie has ten years of community organizing experience inside and outside the Jewish community.


Workshop on the Intersections of Racism and Antisemitism
Send the below informaiton to info [at] jfrej [dot] org by March 7th



Jewish affiliation that’s important to you:



Shabbat observance:

Dietary restrictions (all food will be healthy, kosher, vegetarian):

Something you’d like to learn that will help you in your anti-racism work:

Workshop fee paid: $