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Amplifying Voices: They Ain't Ready For Me

Date: November 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact: Katie Glazier

Amplifying Voices is a six-part virtual series designed to help us explore the intersectional relationship between Black and Jewish identity and community. Offered in partnership with the Tucson JCC, the program is designed to create space for Jews of Color to share their experiences as both Jews and Black people and is available to anyone who would like to learn from an incredible panel of Black Jewish leaders and allies.

Join us for session 2: They Ain't Ready For Me: Black and Jewish on Chicago's South Side

Tamar Manasseh, the African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago, will be in discussion with Todd Rockoff, Tucson J CEO/President. 


Each session of Amplifying Voices is offered at no cost to members of the J community, but registration is required. Zoom links will be emailed 24 hours in advance of each event.

Tamar Manasseh is a transformational figure and a community leader who is often sought out for commentary on stopping gun violence. The film, THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME, shows how Tamar and MASK (Mothers against Senseless Killings) are proving on a daily basis that something can be done to reduce gun violence when there is the will to do so.  Recently, PBS News Hour interviewed Tamar for a segment following a particularly violent weekend in Chicago involving numerous gun fatalities. She’s penned op-eds for the New York Times discussing the realities of Chicago inner-city.  Tamar has a regular column in a leading Jewish media outlet, Forward, where she examines her faith and experience as an African-American Jew.

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