On Sunday, April 2, from 2 pm to 5pm, at St. Stephen and the Incarnation, we will have an experiential workshop for church members and friends to explore the impact of anti-Jewish oppression on Jews and non-Jews alike, particularly during the period of Lent.
It will include looking at unconscious bias about Jews, the current legacy of Christian anti-Semitism, the intersection of anti-Semitism and racism, why anti-Semitism is so often left out of progressive social justice work, and how non-Jews can be more effective allies to their Jewish friends, family members, and colleagues.
Workshop Leader, Cherie Brown, a regular attendee at St Thomas’ along with her husband George Mazza, is a longtime Jewish activist and the founder and executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute, a non-profit leadership organization that works with schools, campuses, police and communities on equity, diversity, and inclusion. An adjunct faculty member at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, she has also led hundreds of weekend workshops all over the world on anti-Semitism, internalized anti-Semitism, the intersection of anti-Semitism and racism, and the impact of this on the Israel Palestine Conflict.
If you are on Facebook, feel free to visit the event page and let us know if you want to attend.