Sedona AZ (August 13, 2020) – The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley (JCSVV)is concluding a three-part ZOOM program series about racism and social justice in the wake of our national crisis that has erupted this spring and summer across our country and internationally. This program began as a joint planning project of our Adult Jewish Education Committee and the Social Action Committee of the JCSVV to educate and respond with advocacy and community service options to the needs in our extended community. Our committee members along with Rabbi Alicia Magal will convene on Zoom for programming addressing some of the history of racial relations, more current stressors that fuel the growing concerns about racism and their effects on various victim groups (Black, Latinx, Jews, Native Americans) and how we can respond.
The last of the three programs is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020 and is entitled: Listening to Voices of Color. This final program will be with live zoom presenters hosted by Gloria Brown.
Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer, Director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University will moderate the panel, including Kimberly Duenas, as she calls herself “a Jew of Color” representing the Latinx community, and Deborah Ann Harris, who is currently President of the Southside Community Association which operated the Historic Murdoch Community Center in Flagstaff. Both women have been involved in education in their communities and have merged their college education into professions of advanced educators and community activists. Dr. Krondorfer has world-wide experience in bringing varied groups of people together to understand their different cultures. Their presentations will be followed by discussion and questions and answers.
This program is free of charge. Donations in support of this program will be gratefully appreciated and can be completed online at jcsvv.org.
Zoom links will be provided to JCSVV members,and our guests can email email@example.com for access information. For further questions, please call Jenny Hirst at (661) 345-7405.