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Folks with White Privilege Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please email Susan Schulman for the Zoom link:  susanschulman60@gmail.com

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 the Homework for our January 14th meeting: highly recommended but not mandatory. We think you’ll get more out of the meeting if you can read/watch it, shouldn’t take you more than about 75 minutes…

Penny Rosenwasser, Susan Schulman and Julie Aronowitz

HOMEWORK FOR JAN. 14TH MEETING (highly recommended but not mandatory).

Note: the first 2 videos below are difficult and painful, especially the first one. 

1 – You Have the Wrong Place:’ Body Camera Video Shows Moments Police Handcuff Innocent Naked Woman During Wrong Raid (8 min.)

2. Unwarranted: A CBS 2 News Documentary on police raids (23 min.)

3. Defund Police (4 min.)

“Policing in the US began as a system of economic, social, racial, patriarchal and ableist control and that is what it still is today “

4. How the US stole thousands of Native American children (13 min.) “kill the Indians and save the man”…genocide disguised as American education…in less than 5 decades, 2/3 of Native American lands were taken away”

5. SFSU historian splits with publisher over how to talk about Jews and white supremacy (10-15 minute read)

Relates to some of the conversations we’ve had at our meetings…

6.How Studying Talmud Helped Me Understand Racism in America, by Avi Killip, (very short)

If you can’t access this online, please email Susanschulman60@gmail.com  and she will send it to you. This relates to our deep discussion at our December meeting about “intent vs. impact”.

Optional but Highly Recommended!Jewish Ritual and Activism for Racial Justice, 1 hour, 11/19/20

Thanks to Rabbi Diane Elliot for recommending—with 3 young Jews of Color:

Yehuda Webster, African American, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice; Koach Baruch Frazier, African American, rabbinical student; and May Ye, Chinese American  rabbinical student. Moderated by white Rabbi Julia Watts-Belser, –Powerful and compelling, from a spiritual / religious perspective, related to healing


Thursday, January 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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