A Recording of this Jewish Queeries Series Event is available here!
With Tamara Fish, Megan Pamela Ruth Madison, and Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner!
Are reparations for African-Americans a Jewish justice issue? Is it a Queer justice issue? Reparations are not simply about slavery. They are also for the legacy of slavery’s White Supremacists laws and policies that marginalized and segregated in every sector of American economic, social, and spiritual. We invite participants to explore how selected government policies of the 20th century affected the socio-economic trajectories of their families, then consider how Jewish texts address restitution and/or reconciliation, especially for slavery.
Tamara Fish (Harvard, A.B.; Union Theological Seminary, MA; Columbia, M.Phil.), co-founder of Khazbar, served as a former professor of religion at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY; Asst. Dir. of the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia Univ., a Bend the Arc NY chapter Leadership Team member, and a president of Jewish Multiracial Network.
Megan Pamela Ruth Madison, a Ph.D. candidate at Brandeis University, studies social policy, specifically racial inequities in early childhood education; co-founder of Khazbar. She recently served on the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and currently serves on the boards of JOIN for Justice and JFREJ.
Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner (UCSB, BA; MUIH, MA) is the Spiritual Leader for Revitz House and the DMV Multicultural Jewish Network, Co-founder of Khazbar Inc., and the creator of Training the Heart to Listen, a programmatic approach to courageous conversations.
Co-Sponsor: The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union