Join us for a premiere screening of a short documentary by Kip Mobley capturing the first cohort of the Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance and their 2022 Deep South Pilgrimage. The program will be followed by a panel discussion as we learn more about our young leaders’ critical bridge-building efforts and paths for community engagement with this work. Popcorn and candy will be served.
When: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Yancy Hall, Room 103 at Johnson C. Smith University
Excerpts from an upcoming June Charlotte Jewish News article on the 2023 Deep South Pilgrimage
“I never wanted to go to Alabama or Mississippi. I felt a lot of trepidation. But it turned out to be amazing. I was astonished about the history we were able to observe – it’s a different feel when you’re in the south, where it happened.” – Aishaah Reed Foster, attorney with Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte
“To be in the places where the history happened, you really feel a buzz in the air; it’s like an out-of-body experience.” – Rachael Coe, attorney with Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte.
Mohammed Jibriel, a Black Muslim and Queens University graduate working on his PhD in public health at UNCG, said the number one lesson he took away from the trip and the shared legacy between Blacks and Jews is that “all forms of bigotry are interconnected – we can’t dismantle one form without addressing the others.”
For more information, contact Rabbi Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.