Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Day: Gather, Learn, Act
Reflecting and reconnecting around racial justice in America.
Monday, 1/16, 12:30pm, Memorial Coliseum, RSVP (free) as general volunteers & meet outside the security check-in. “At the LA Memorial Coliseum in 1964, Dr. King passionately and persuasively addressed 15,000 Angelenos on the issues of race relations and human dignity.” Alongside Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard’s Word of Encouragement Church, we’re continuing his quest.
Sunday, 1/22, 3pm, Holman United Methodist Church, RSVP (free)Black Jewish Justice Alliance and the SCLC of SoCal present the Heschel/King Forum on countering white supremacy with Beloved Community featuring Rabbi Sharon Brous & Rev. James Lawson.
Saturday, 1/28, 6pm, Home Hosted, RSVP (free)Join IKAR members and their families that identify as people of color or include family members that identify as people of color to join together to foster a stronger sense of community.
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R’ Sharon Brous and Holocaust Museum LA in partnership with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California for a town hall conversation that traces the close allyship of Black and Jewish communities, highlighting some of the remaining challenges in shared struggles against injustice.
Watch & Listen & Read Here
For this fraught time, a radical read of the moment: exploitation and oppression, suppression and subversion thrive today only because enough of those who have reached the shore of freedom are prepared to turn our backs on those still scrambling to escape harm’s way.
Click here to view our engaging community conversation about “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Cosponsored by IKAR, Jewish Multiracial Network, and Dimensions Educational Consulting.
Social Justice Reading & Discussions
Use our reading list as a guide to deepen your learning.
We believe that the best activists are those who are educated about issues. Periodically, we read important books and host discussions with authors after services during lunch. We also host screenings and panel discussions.
Repair the World‘s resource collection offers contextual history of MLK’s legacy, provides frameworks for engaging in conversations and service around racial inequities and advocacy efforts today through a Jewish lens.