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Rooting Anti-Racism in Torah (virtual)

Past Sessions
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3 Sivan 5782 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022 18 Iyyar 5782 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022 11 Iyyar 5782 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come learn with Kohenet Shoshana Brown and Yehudah Webster as we unlearn and deconstruct how racism has affected our relationship with HaShem. Move with us closer to HaShem and liberation. This three-week course will offer theory and practical tools to begin undoing the ways in which racism has harmed us all, heal together, and take collective action. Thanks to an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle for making the creation of this course possible and providing it free to the community. Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Kohenet Shoshana A Brown, LMSW is a school social worker and organizes to transform the prison system as well as organizing with Jews of Color. She practices transformative justice in New York City public schools, and is also an adjunct professor at Silberman School of Social Work teaching the class she once advocated and organized students to create. As a healer, educator, and organizer, Shoshana has dedicated herself to freeing her people of oppression through healing circles, leading in Jewish prayer and ceremony, Reiki, popular education workshops, social work, and facilitating social justice trainings and conferences.
 
Yehudah Webster is passionate about ensuring the Jewish community’s commitment to the fight for racial justice and collective liberation. With an analysis of unconditional/revolutionary care, Yehudah has worked as an anti-oppression trainer and organizational consultant. He has presented in a wide variety of settings, including youth group conventions, college campuses, and staff development retreats for Jewish organizations. As a community organizer for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Yehudah has worked on establishing a national support network for Jews of Color, working to provide the much needed institutional support marginalized Jewish communities of color need. He is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, JFREJ’s Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship and Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program.

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