Monthly Archives: February 2017

David Kurzmann, JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit

David Kurzmann joined the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit (JCRC) as its executive director in October 2015 after spending nearly a decade working in the Chicago Jewish community. In July 2016, JCRC formed a partnership with American Jewish Committee (AJC) to better serve the Detroit community. David now directs JCRC/AJC: A Partnership for
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Jerusalem: Shared Spaces

This year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem, let’s explore ways that all of her residents are bridging divides and building bridges within Jerusalem. Learn more about shared society programs that bring Arabs and Jews together. Speakers: Myriam Darmoni, Civics and Shared life Education, Center for Educational Technology in Tel
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Bruce Turnbull, Turnbull Law Firm PLLC

Bruce H. Turnbull has his own law practice, representing major technology companies and multi-company consortia in the negotiation and deployment of licensing regimes for cutting edge technologies that deliver entertainment content to consumers. Prior to establishing his own practice, he was for over 25 years a partner in the Washington office a major multinational law
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Challenges of 2017

The priorities of the new administration and Congress will bring new challenges and opportunities to the community relations field. Our field has a strong tradition of engagement on civil rights issues, anti-Semitism, and in ensuring a pluralistic and democratic America, and for being strong nuanced advocates for Israel. Hear from a diverse group of pundits
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Vivian Bass, Jewish Women International

Vivian G. Bass was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Women International (JWI) in July 2016 subsequent to serving as Vice-Chair since 2013. Vivian has dedicated her career to improving the quality of life, independence and community inclusion and dignity of individuals with disabilities throughout the Washington, DC area, nationally and
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Reforming Police Practices: How Your Community Can Help

This summer’s shootings of unarmed African Americans serve as a sad reminder of the racism and discrimination that still plagues our society and the unfinished business of civil rights. These shootings tear at our social fabric and strain race relations. The Jewish community can play an important role in reducing discrimination and repairing our communities
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Hilary Shelton, NAACP

Hilary 0. Shelton, presently serves as the Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau / Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. The Washington Bureau is the Federal legislative and national public policy division of the over 500,000- member, 2,200-membership unit, national civil rights organization. In this capacity, Hilary is responsible for advocating the federal public
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Dr. Judy Lubin, Howard University

Judy Lubin is a sociologist, policy analyst, communications strategist and adjunct professor at Howard University. She has more than a decade of experience leading strategic initiatives for nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Dr. Lubin has built an impressive track record of raising awareness and support for some of today’s most pressing women’s, health and social
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Cornell Brooks, NAACP

Cornell William Brooks is the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization. In 2014, he became the 18th person to serve as chief executive of the Association, whose members in the United States and worldwide are
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Avideh Moussavian, National Immigration Law Center

Avideh Moussavian’s advocacy at NILC focuses on reducing the vulnerability of low-income immigrants to deportation on account of their race, class, or gender. She has previously worked on immigration reform advocacy and state and local enforcement issues at the New York Immigration Coalition and directly represented immigrant victims of gender-based violence at Sanctuary for Families
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