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Sunday, February 17 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Jews Working for Justice: Yesterday and Today

JCUA is an organization with a long and rich history in Chicago and has played a major role in justice work in the city since the civil rights movement.  Through a variety of media, this session takes participants through the ways the Jewish community has been integral to fighting racism, hatred, and other injustices in the city.  This historical journey will take the participants to today, creating a context for the important work JCUA is currently doing. We will then introduce one of our campaigns and how participants can continue this strong history through justice work today.

 


Invited Presenter
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Alison Abrams

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Rabbi Alison Abrams is the Director of Organizing for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.  She was ordained at Hebrew Union College Los Angeles in 2008 after which she worked for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-LA) as the Director of Faith Community Outreach. Before coming to JCUA she served as Assistant Rabbi at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL.


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Room 603 Tower Floor 6