Civil Rights: Then and Now

The Jewish community has a strong tradition of advocating for civil rights, such as supporting passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act. Efforts to erode these critical laws are currently underway at both the national and state leve, and since the Civil Rights Era, the Jewish and African American communities–once strong allies–have grown distant. This plenary session will focus on how the Jewish community relations field can reinvigorate our partnerships, relationships, and advocacy on civil rights concerns.

Speakers: Cornell Brooks, Yavilah McCoy