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A Teach-in on Jewish Studies, Race, and Anti-Racism
Student, staff, and faculty affiliates of the Leve Center share outrage at the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black men, women, and trans folks at the hands of the police. We support and have participated in the protests in L.A. county and across the world, and applaud the years-long efforts of Black Lives Matter and other community organizations working to channel outrage and grief into concrete policy changes. At the encouragement of our dynamic graduate students, we now welcome you to join us in further soul searching, as we discuss the place of Jewish Studies in the current abolitionist moment. This Teach In gathers together a diverse array of students and faculty of Jewish Studies and Critical Race Studies from UCLA and beyond, to consider how Jewish Studies scholarship and pedagogy has (and has not) engaged with racism, anti-racism, and structural violence: and to strategize what we can do to deepen and expand our engagement with these themes.
Introduction by: Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA)
Moderator: Dean Franco (Wake Forest University)
Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University)
Aomar Boum (UCLA)
Sultan Doughan (Boston University)
Dean Franco (Wake Forest University)
Maxwell Greenberg (UCLA)
Ben Ratskoff (UCLA)