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Race and responsibility: a conversation on Black-Jewish relations and the fight for equal justice

Berkeley Conversations

Live webcast: Monday, April 12 5–7 p.m. (Pacific)

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How are the historical experiences of the Black and Jewish communities at once distinct and interconnected? Should we see efforts to combat racism and antisemitism as separate struggles? What are African Americans’ and Jews’ responsibilities to one another in America’s current racial reckoning? In this conversation, Eric K. Ward, a leading expert on the relationship between racism, antisemitism, and authoritarian movements; and Michael Rothberg, an eminent scholar of historical exclusion and its legacies, will tackle these questions and other pressing matters in contemporary Black-Jewish relations. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Tina Sacks of the School of Social Welfare.

This event is sponsored by The College of Letters and Science, The Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, the Department of African-American Studies, the Othering and Belonging Institute, Berkeley Hillel, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Graduate Theological Union, Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel StudiesThe Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, The History Department and HaMaqom|The Place.