In the summer of 1964, many Black and Jewish young adults worked together during Mississippi’s Freedom Summer registering voters. In March 1965, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for Voting Rights. In 2021, seeking to pursue those same goals of harmony and justice, 20 Black and Jewish young professional leaders (ages 25 to 35) from Charlotte will develop the skills and relationships to advance racial equity and fight antisemitism.
Selected participants will study the Black-Jewish historic relationship, understand each community’s past and present struggles, and will gain leadership skills necessary for social justice and community organizing aimed at systemic change. Graduates will become part of an interfaith and interracial network of leaders and alumni committed to advancing freedom and justice on local and national levels.
Program involves monthly sessions from August 2021 to June 2022 and a Deep South Pilgrimage October 8-October 11, 2021 (a four-day civil rights journey to Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery & Selma).*
For more information: visit www.greensponcenter.org,
or contact Rabbi Judy Schindler (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dr. Cindy Kistenberg, email@example.com, or
Dr. Willie Keaton, Williejkeaton@yahoo.com.
*COVID-19 may impact the timing of the pilgrimage and the ability to hold in-person sessions.