I spoke to several classes and an almost full chapel (for a Wednesday night before exams) at Wheaton College in Norton, MA!
JOIN US FOR JCUA’S 2016
ANNUAL FREEDOM AND JUSTICE SEDER
Every year during Passover, we recall our Jewish story of being oppressed as strangers in Egypt. As we honor and remember this story, JCUA believes we must make the connection between our history of oppression as a people, and the importance of standing with those who face oppression today.
At this year’s Seder, we will come together as a Jewish community to stand against Islamophobia and hate in Chicago. It is imperative that now, more than ever, we decry this kind of senseless discrimination, and take action to ensure that everyone in our city is treated with respect.
Remembering that “we were slaves in Egypt”, means upholding the dignity, safety, and inclusion of vulnerable communities today.
WHEN: Monday, April 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster, Evanston (map it)
Michael Simon, Northwesten Hillel • Tahera Ahmad, Northwestern Chaplain
Larycia Hawkins • Robert Bloch, Attorney
Rabbi Andrea London, Beth Emet Synagogue • Sanah Khan, Forward Humanity
Jessica Shaffer, HIAS Chicago
Featuring A Special Performance By Rohina Malik
A Chicago-based playwright, actress and solo performance artist, Rohina will perform a selection from her one woman play “Unveiled”, examining myths, stereotypes and intolerance around Muslim women.
Contact Sarah Gold
firstname.lastname@example.org OR (312) 663-0960 x126
The Daily Northwestern coverage of event
Dr. Hawkins presented her research on black Catholic parishes in Chicago. A panel of respondents includes Rev. Lawrence Dowling, Pastor, St. Agatha Catholic Church in North Lawndale and Chair of the Board of ARISE Chicago; Rev. Michael Pfleger, Pastor, Saint Sabina Catholic Church in Auburn-Gresham; and Adrienne Alexander, Policy and Legislative Specialist for AFSCME Local 31.
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