JOC Convening ScheDule

May 1st - 3rd, 2016


May 1st, 2016

Presenter & Performer Information

10am - 11am:  Check In

Location: Main Lobby

11:05am - 11:20am:  Orientation/Brief Welcome Message

Location: Sanctuary

11:30am - 12:30pm:  Session 1

A)  Introduction to Historical and Systematic Racism in Jewish Communal Life
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenters: Eric Greene, Chava Shervington
B)  Power, Oppression and Privilege 101: The Building Block of Injustice
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Hannah Sultan, Yehudah Webster
C)  Privilege and Parenting: Navigating Personal Privilege in American and Jewish Society
Location: Dratfield Room  |  Presenters: Marla Brettschneider
D)  Telling Our Stories: Jews of Color, Migration and Diaspora
Location: Sanctuary 
E)  Childcare and Youth
 Location: Kessler-Karp Room
F)  The Many Aspects To Being a Jew Of Color In America: A Workshop For Teens
Location: Hibsher-Orient Room | Presenters: Navah Little

12:30pm - 1:40pm:  Lunch

1:45pm - 2:45pm:  Session 2

A)  Power, Oppression and Privilege 101: The Building Block of Injustice Part 2
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenters: Ruben Brosbe, Megan Madison
B)  Talking Race/Racism to Kids from a Jewish Context: What Every Parent and Educator Should Know
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters:  Hannah Sultan, Yehudah Webster
C)  Lighting The Way With Art
Location: Dratfield Room  |  Presenters: Ricardo Levins Morales, Aurora Levins Morales
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room
E)  The Many Aspects To Being a Jew Of Color In America: A Workshop For Teens
Location: Hibsher-Orient Room | Presenters: Navah Little 

2:55pm - 3:55pm:  Session 3

A)  Community Organizing: Building A Powerful Racial Justice Movement as JOC's
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Amanda Altman, Leo Ferguson, Graie Barash Hagans
B)  Parent As Ally: Advocating For Change
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenter: Chava Shervington
C)  JOC Rabbi & Rabbinic Student Roundtable: The Effect of Growing Diversity In Jewish Religious Leadership
Location: Sanctuary
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room
E)  The Many Aspects To Being a Jew Of Color In America: A Workshop For Teens
Location: Hibsher-Orient Room | Presenters: Navah Little

4pm - 5pm:  Session 4

A)  Community Organizing: Building A Powerful Racial Justice Movement as JOC's Part 2
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Amanda Altman, Leo Ferguson, Graie Barash Hagans
B)  Instilling JOC Children With A Strong POC Identity
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenter: T. Aradhana Hinds 
C)  Beyond the MLK Shabbat & Freedom Seder-Seder Creating Lasting Diversity In American Synagogues
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters:  Chava Shervington, Tamara Fish, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

E)  The Many Aspects To Being a Jew Of Color In America: A Workshop For Teens

Location: Hibsher-Orient Room | Presenters: Navah Little 

5pm - 6:30pm: Dinner

Location: Community Hall

6:30pm - 8pm: Opening Ceremony / Plenary

Location: Sanctuary

MAY 2ND, 2016

Presenter & Performer Information

10am - 11am:  Session 1

A)  JOC's Who Pass: POC In White Bodies
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters:  Debbie Vishnevsky, Hannah Sultan
B)  Jews Of Color and Intersectional Anti-Semitism
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters:  Yasmin Safdie, Julian Padilla
C)  JOC Organizational Roundtable
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters:  Chava Shervington, Jared Jackson, Lindsay Newman
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

11:15am - 12:15pm:  Session 2

A)  The Role of Mizrahim in our Racial Justice Movements Part 1
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Ilise Cohen, Keren Sharon
B)  Healing
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters: Shoshana Brown, KB Frazier
C)  Pathways To Leadership For Jews Of Color
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenter: April Baskin
 D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

12:30pm - 1:45pm:  Lunch

2pm - 3pm:  Session 3

A)  The Role Of Mizrahim In Our Racial Justice Movements Part 2
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Ilise Cohen, Keren Sharon
B)  JOCs in Media: Using the Power of the Pen to Advocate for Change
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenters: Shais Rishon, Erika Davis, Carolivia Herron
C)  Jewish Spirituals: Creating A Black Jewish Songbook
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters: Yavilah McCoy, Anthony Russell, Leah King
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

3:15pm - 4:15pm:  Session 4

A)  Queer & Trans JOC Caucus
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenters: Kat Macias
B)  Utilizing Jewish Text and Tradition For Racial Justice and Jewish Diversity Activism
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenter: Rabbi Mike Rothbaum
C)  BlackLivesMatter Movement and Jews of Color: Stories From The Frontlines
Location: Sanctuary  |  Presenters: KB Frazier, Enzi Tanner, Rebecca Pierce, Yehudah Webster, Jason Salmon
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

4:30pm - 5:30pm:  Session 5

A)  US Social Justice Movements, Israel, Palestine, and the role of Jews Of Color
Location: Sanctuary | Presenters: Jaime-Jin Lewis
B)  Utilizing Jewish Text And Tradition For Racial Justice And Jewish Diversity Activism Part 2
Location: Kuriel Chapel  |  Presenter: Rabbi Mike Rothbaum
C)  Expanding Ashkenazi: When Ashkenazi Doesn't Mean White
Location: Reich-Marran Room  |  Presenter: Gulienne Rishon, Erika Davis
D)  Childcare and Youth
Location: Kessler-Karp Room

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Dinner

Location: Community Hall

6:30pm -8:30pm: Social Gathering

Location: Lobby & Community Hall

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Performance

Live Music By Sarah Aroeste
Location: Sanctuary

8:30pm - 10:00pm: After Party

DJ and Live Music By Leah King
Location: Community Hall

MAY 3rd, 2016

10am - 11:30pm:  Session 1

A)  Strategizing Moving Forward Part 1
Location: Community Hall; Various Rooms

11:30pm - 12:30pm:  Lunch

Location: Community Hall

12:45pm - 1:45pm:  Session 2

A)  Strategizing Moving Forward Part 2
Location: Community Hall; Various Rooms

2pm - 3pm:  Closing Ceremony

Location: Sanctuary