Anti-Semitism Training with JFREJ
What does ending anti-Semitism have to do with racial and economic justice and the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power? Everything, it turns out!
If you are a dues-paying member of Resource Generation, check out the webinar below led by Jews for Economic and Racial Justice on how anti-Semitism works and its role in maintaining classist and unjust economic systems.
We have witnessed a rise in visible and vocal anti-Semitism coming from white supremacists over the last two years, but it can be difficult to understand how anti-Semitism impacts our society, our economy, and our social movements. As young people with wealth, many of us have heard contradictory stories about Jews and money, and we’re left not knowing whose analysis to trust.
Who is this webinar for?
– This webinar is specifically for the Resource Generation community.
– Jews and non-Jews are invited.
– Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the speakers:
- Leo Ferguson is the Movement Building Organizer at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ). He is a lifelong New Yorker with a deep commitment to social justice and a background in non-profit communications. He has developed anti-oppression trainings for JFREJ as well as leading affinity groups and caucuses exploring internalized anti-Jewish oppression, race and racism, patriarchy and heteronormativity. He is the founder of JFREJ’s Jews of Color caucus and a lead author of Understanding Antisemitism. He is a graduate of the Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship, The Bend The Arc Selah Fellowship, the JOIN Don’t Kvetch, Organize Masterclass, a proud Jew of Color, and a musician.
- Dove Kent has over 15 years of experience in grassroots organizing, political education, and movement building. As the former executive director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (2011 through 2016), Dove supported the organization to triple in size and win game-changing legislative victories for police accountability and worker’s rights through powerful local coalitions. Under Dove’s tenure, JFREJ grew into one of the strongest and most effective progressive Jewish organizations in the country, creating significant culture shifts within the Jewish community, New York and nationally. She has been published in What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America (2017), Towards the “Other America”: Anti-racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter (2015), Understanding Antisemitism: An Offering To Our Movement (2017), and in the Guardian, Ha’aretz, Tikkun, and the Forward, among many other media outlets. Dove teaches throughout the country and currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.
- Clemmy Brown is a young person with access to wealth and has been a Resource Generation member for four years. She is on the RG NYC chapter leadership team. She is also a mental health counselor-in-training, a community gardener, and an auntie.
- Sonia Alexander is the Program Director/Community Organizer of the Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility at the Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center, where she leads programs in youth activism, moving from volunteering to advocacy & organizing, greening initiatives, and more. Sonia completed her Master’s in Social Work with a research study on healing from the impacts of historical trauma in the Jewish community. She has designed and facilitated workshops and conversations about power/oppression, Jewish identity, anti-Semitism, and race and class for a variety of organizations. She has been a member-leader of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice for many years, has been a leader of the Jewish caucus work in Resource Generation, and is a co-founder of #MovementMatch, movementmatch.org.
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