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VIRTUAL: White Folx Decentering Whiteness Affinity Group Mtg.

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please email us for the zoom link: wfdwhitenesscontact@kehillasynagogue.org

Any folks who identify as white, we’d love to have you, whether you’ve ever been to these meetings before or not! We work on de-centering whiteness at Kehilla and in the world — so that Kehilla is a more welcoming synagogue for people of color — and on becoming more aware of our own racism in order to dismantle it. At our meetings, we share feelings, build skills through experiential exercises and discuss actions. We also discuss homework articles and videos, which are encouraged-but-not mandatory, to sharpen our understanding and analysis. These activities help us learn, grow, and build community together, in our work to uproot white supremacy.

Penny Rosenwasser and Maria Lewis are co-facilitating this group.

Homework for September 6th: (highly encouraged but not mandatory!) –  (55 min. total)

  1. Big Win for Victims of Racist Restrictive Covenants, by James Gregory, May 2023 (8 min.)
  2. Winning White People to the Fight Against the MAGA Right by Erin Heaney, July 2023, The Forge (15 min.)
  3. For Native women in power in Minnesota, confronting the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people is personal, by Mel Leonor Barclay, May 2023, (3 min.)
  4. Opinion: Florida curriculum on slavery is an obscene revision of Black history by  Eugene Robinson, 7/23, Washington Post, (3 min.) Note: if you don’t have a subscription, you will have to register for a free one, to read this
  5. The Long War on Black Studies by Robin D.G. Kelley, June 2023, New York Review of Books (25 min.)

 AND if you have time, as an optional addition, because we’re not meeting in August:  We also recommend this meaningful spiritually-oriented video conversation among a group of Jews of Color leaders — a great way to usher in the High Holidays! (1 hour long):

The Space Between: Jewish Wisdom from JOC LeadersJune 2023, JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute & Network) for Justice. Thanks to R’Chaya Gusfield for recommending this.


September 6
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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