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Please email Susan Schulman for the Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Kehilla-connected folks who identify as white, we’d love to have you, whether you’ve ever been to these meetings before or not! We meet every month to work on decentering white supremacy at Kehilla working to make Kehilla more welcoming to people of color and dismantling our own racism – we share feelings, build skills, and take actions. This is part of the Belonging & Allyship Initiative.
Below is Homework for our Feb. 18 meeting. It’s not mandatory, but highly encouraged — we discuss it at each meeting, it’s part of what helps us learn and grow together, in our work to uproot white supremacy.
Penny Rosenwasser, Susan Schulman and Julie Aronowitz
Homework for February (highly encouraged but not mandatory, we will discuss at our meeting) This should take you less than 75 minutes.
1. “It’s More Than Racism: Isabelle Wilkerson Explains American’s ‘Caste’ System,” 8/4/20, Interview with Terry Gross/NPR, (38 min.)
(Wilkerson is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author. Thanks to Ruth Koch for sending this. Ruth wrote to us: “There’s a Jewish connection too, as Wilkerson delves into how the Nazis looked to the US eugenics movement and studied Jim Crow laws as a model for the Nuremberg laws.”)
2. Shellmound Park Sprang from ‘Miracles’, 12/27/20, by Steward Huntington, Indian Country today (3 min. read)
“A California city [Richmond] has found a unique way to pay tribute to an Indigenous burial site.”
3. “This is how Black People get Killed”: Dr. Susan Moore Dies of COVID After Decrying Racist Care, 12/30,20, Democracy Now! (3 min. read)
4. Say Her Name: Dr. Susan Moore.” Black Female Doctors Condemn Racial Disparities in Health Care, 12/30/20, Democracy Now! (10 min. read, or watch the video)
(Excellent follow up to article about Dr. Susan Moore).
5. “The Truth in Black and White”: The Kansas City Star Apologizes for History of Racist Coverage,“ 12/30,20, Democracy Now! (10 min. read)
(a powerful example of apology and working to make it right)
6. Stacey Abrams is not your Superhero, Mule or God. She is a Black Woman With a Vision You can Honor by Showing Up for Black Women, Too, by Ishena Robinson, 1/6/21, (3 min. read)
(Thanks to Dvora for sending this.)
7. When Will I Be Woke? by Terry Baum, 8/26/20, (8 min.)