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From Mississippi to Jerusalem: Jewish Civil Rights Veterans of SNCC

Jewish Civil Rights Veterans S2015

Come learn about the intersection of Judaism and civil rights activism! This 2-day event series features Jewish activists Dorothy Zellner, Ira Grupper, Larry Rubin, and Mark Levy, all of whom participated in the Civil Rights movement as part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Come to one or all of the three events! There will be light food and drink!

Hosted by SASS, Race to Action, and formerly-known-as Hillel at Swarthmore College  (directions)

Racial Justice Action Now and Past: Learning from SNCC
March 24
Bond Hall
4:30pm
Too often the civil rights movement is considered a thing of the past. In this panel discussion, we will hear from our panelists how strategies from the Civil Rights movement can be used to effectively advocate for justice today.

Practical Organizing Workshop
March 24
Location TBD – possibly Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come learn important skills from experienced organizers! We will discuss topics ranging from self-care to dealing with the press.

From Selma to Jerusalem
March 25
Bond Hall
5:30pm
Our panelists will discuss the relationship between the Civil Rights movement and the current situation in Israel-Palestine.

Facebook invitation for this event.