Feb. 10, 2020

Black & Jewish Solidarity: Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance (film)

  • All ages
  • 7:30 PM
  • Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
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Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance (film)

About the Film

The modern alliance between African-Americans and Jewish Americans dates to the NAACP founding in 1909. Since then, both groups have endured segregation and racism, from the codified bigotry of southern Jim Crow laws, to blatant bias in real estate, employment, higher education and politics.

Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.

Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

Tickets
ajff.org/film/shared-legacies-african-american-jewish-civil-rights-alliance. * Discounted tickets can be purchased at www.ajff.org or by calling the box office at 678-701-6104 using the code “LEGACIES50”

Please join us at 7pm in the lobby near the entrance of the theatre. Someone will hold a sign to facilitate our group meetup to view the movie together.

Stand in solidarity this Black History Month by attending a number of community events exploring solidarity between Black and Jewish communities and celebrating the history and culture of Black American history.

If you are interested in partnership and/or sponsorship on these events and in the future, please email us at: allianceforblacklives@gmail.com

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For all posting associated with these events, please use the hashtags: #BlackJewishSolidarity #AllianceForBlackLives #EndRacismAndAntiSemitism

Sponsors:
Alliance for Black Lives, The Global Purpose Approach, Interfaith Family, Jewish Community Relations Council, March on Georgia, Justice Fighter, NAACP

Organizers:
Dr. Tarece, Marla Cureton, Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, & Leslie Anderson