Listening, Un-Learning, and Re-Learning Race
sing principles from psychology and sharing stories from her own experience as a Black American Jewish woman, Dr. Longmire-Avital hopes to start a conversation on what it means to have a racial identity within the Jewish community. She will provide an understanding of where the concept of race in America stems from; the impact that living in a society which places a high value on race as a distinction has on Jewish identity and community; and opportunities for learning through her own storytelling what types of racial microaggressions and allyship can exist within Jewish spaces.
This presentation moderated by Laura Belozer is intended for participants to leave the discussion with awareness of how and why implicit bias influences our actions and thoughts and a framework to help create and sustain inclusive and equitable space for all who enter and engage with the Jewish community.
Presented by JCRB|AJC and Jewish Experiences