JOC Convening Scheule

May 1st - 3rd, 2016

(Note: This schedule is still evolving. Check back for changes and additions as we approach the convening.)


May 1st, 2016

10am - 11am:  Check In

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

11:30am - 12:30pm:  Session 1

A)  Introduction to Historical and Systematic Racism in Jewish Communal Life
B)  Power, Oppression and Privilege 101: The Building Block of Injustice (Hannah Sultan, Yehudah Webster)
C)  Privilege and Parenting: Navigating Personal Privilege in American and Jewish Society

12:30pm - 1:40pm:  Lunch

1:45pm - 2:45pm:  Session 2

A)  Power, Oppression and Privilege 101: The Building Block of Injustice Part 2 (Hannah Sultan, Yehudah Webster)
B)  Talking Race/Racism to Kids from a Jewish Context: What Every Parent and Educator Should Know (Ruben Brosbe and Megan Madison)

2:55pm - 3:55pm:  Session 3

A)  Community Organizing: Building A Powerful Racial Justice Movement as JOC's (Jason Salmon, Hannah Sultan)
B)  Instilling JOC Children With A Strong POC Identity
C)  JOC Rabbi & Rabbinic Student Roundtable: The Effect of Growing Diversity In Jewish Religious Leadership (Sandra Lawson)

4pm - 5pm:  Session 4

A)  Community Organizing: Building A Powerful Racial Justice Movement as JOC's Part 2 (Jason Salmon, Hannah Sultan)
B)  Parent As Ally: Advocating For Change
C)  Beyond the MLK Shabbot & Freedom Seder-Seder Creating Lasting Diversity In American Synagogues (Chava Shervington, Tamara Fish, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum)

5pm - 6:30pm: Dinner

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


MAY 2ND, 2016

10am - 11am:  Session 1

A)  JOC's Who Pass: POC In White Bodies (Debbie Vishnevsky)
B)  Jews Of Color and Intersectional Anti-Semitism (Yasmin Safdie, Julian Padilla)
C)  JOC Organizational Roundtable (Chava Shervington, Jared Jackson, Lindsey Newman)

11:15am - 12:15pm:  Session 2

A)  Sephardim/Mizrahim/JOC's: Intersections of Identities (Illsie Cohen, Karen Sharon)
B)  Understanding & Navigating Anti-Semitism as a JOC (Juan Padilla, Jasmin Safdie)
C)  Jews Of Color: Allyship, Leadership and Movement-Building (April Baskin, Sarah Barasch-Hagans)

12:30pm - 1:45pm:  Lunch

2pm - 3pm:  Session 3

A)  Sephardim/Mizrahim/JOC's: Intersections of Identities (Illsie Cohen, Karen Sharon)
B) US Social Justice Movements, Israel, Palestine, and the role of Jews of Color
C)  Jewish Spirituals: Creating A Black Jewish Songbook (Yavilah McCoy, Anthony Russell, Leah King) 

3:15pm - 4:15pm:  Session 4

A)  QJOC's: Queer Jews of Color
B)  Utilizing Jewish Text and Tradition For Racial Justice and Jewish Diversity Activism (Rabbi Mike Rothbaum)
C)  JOC's In The Media: Using The Power Of The Pen To Advocate For Change

4:30pm - 5:30pm:  Session 5

B)  Expanding Ashkenazi: When Ashkenazi Doesn't Mean White (Facilitator)
C)  BlackLivesMatter Movement and Jews of Color: Stories From The Frontlines (KB Frazier)

5:30pm - 7pm: Dinner

7pm - 9pm: Social Gathering


MAY 3rd, 2016

10am - 11:30pm:  Session 1

A)  Strategizing Moving Forward Part 1

11:30pm - 12:30pm:  Lunch

12:45pm - 1:45pm:  Session 2

A)  Strategizing Moving Forward Part 2

2pm - 3pm:  Closing Ceremony