“This is an important film for Jews and Blacks to watch together and then walk and work together.” – Rabbi Judy Schindler
The Stan Greenspon Center is thrilled to be sponsoring a timely and critical film “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” as part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival. It tells of the often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities and serves as an urgent call to action.
During the Civil Rights era, Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality, but the relationship has faded in recent years. Pivotal events come alive through archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement. With prejudice and racism so prevalent in the current American landscape, a new generation affirms their pledge to promote the values of social justice. This inspiring story validates the human experience, and reminds us how freedom and equality can be achieved only when people come together.
We invite all those who advocate through and support the social justice work of the Greenspon Center to view this film with us and join us for the panel discussion afterwards. This program will deepen our understanding of and commitment to uprooting white supremacy and white nationalism while helping us to solidify alliances that will strengthen and sustain democracy.
Step 1 – View the film “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” as part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival.
To buy a ticket and watch the film on your own time between the dates February 4th at 5:00 pm until February 7th at 3:00 pm click here.
Step 2 – Join our online panel discussion “Embracing the Legacy – Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Bringing it home to Charlotte”
February 7, 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
What is the legacy? How can we move forward? How does allyship challenge us and what does allyship require of us? How can we bring it home to Charlotte?
- Dr. Shari Rogers, Director, Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
- Sherry Frank, Former American Jewish Committee Atlanta Direct and Author of A Passion to Serve: Memoirs of a Jewish Activist”
- Reverend Dr. Willie Keaton, Pastor at Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Justice Organizer at the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice
- Yolanda Savage-Narva, Director for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Union for Reform Judaism and the Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism
- Rabbi Judy Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University
For more information, contact Talia Goldman, firstname.lastname@example.org.