Expanding Frameworks

Expanding Frameworks


Jan 14 2021
, 7PM- 8PM

Expanding Frameworks: Black Lives Matter, Anti-Semitism and Antiracism


Speaker: Dr. Marc Dollinger in conversation with Tracie Guy-Decker

Resources Shared During the Program:

You can purchase copies of Marc’s book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance In the 1960s by emailing Chris Sniezek at – csniezek@jewishmuseummd.org

You can read the New Preface here.

You can read the Forward articles about the New Preface here: https://forward.com/news/460600/jews-white-supremacy-brandeis-black-lives-matter/ and https://forward.com/opinion/460889/open-letter-brandeis-university-press-is-silencing-debate/

You can hear more from Tracie at the links below:

The podcast Jews Talk Social Racial Justice with April and Tracie can be found here.

  • The episode on the use of the phrase “white supremacy” can be found here.
  • The episode on the discomfort some people feel with the phrase “Black Lives Matter” can be found here.
  • April Baskin’s site, Joyous Justice can be found here: joyousjustice.com
  • Tracie’s blog can be found here: bmoreincremental.com

Join Dr. Marc Dollinger and Tracie Guy-Decker for a candid discussion of the tensions at play between the Black Lives Matter movement and the Jewish community, the forces of structural and systemic racism that exist and the connection between white nationalism and racism and antisemitism.

This program will also stream live on our Facebook page.

About Our Speakers

Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.

He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies.

He is author of Quest for Inclusion:  Jews and Liberalism in Modern America published by Princeton University Press, California Jews, co-edited with Ava Kahn, and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader, both published by Brandeis University Press. He is currently at work on Is It Good for The Jews? Power, Politics, and the 1960’s, and cannot stop thinking about a writing book about Jimmy Carter.

He is a past president of both the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Marc serves as academic vice president of Lehrhaus Judaica as well as a trustee of URJ Camp Newman and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Marc sits on the California advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the SF Jewish Community Federation and was awarded the San Francisco JCRC’s 2015 Courageous Leader award for his work against the BDS movement.

Tracie Guy-Decker, until recently of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, is an independent consultant, scholar, writer, and podcaster. She is the co-creator and co-host, with April Baskin, of the podcast and video series Jews Talk Racial Justice with April & Tracie and she is the mind behind BmoreIncremental.com.

Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter

Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a variety of speakers from rabbis to researchers to activists as we share, explore, and engage with the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. In the present moment of growing awareness about the need for dramatic change in response to structural racism in our society, the importance of many perspectives and voices is unparalleled.

This multi-program series will open up conversations about who we are as Jews; how Jewish spaces and institutions need to change; and how these changes can lead us to a more robust and inclusive Jewish community.

See a full list of programs in the series here.

Download a pdf flyer of all programs in the series.

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