AARC is a co-sponsor for this weekend’s facilitated conversation about antisemitism in Ann Arbor.
Sunday November 20th, 9am-1pm at the JCC of Ann Arbor. Register Here!
This weekend’s event is the manifestation of a coalition of Jewish organizations within Ann Arbor working together to find solutions to address antisemitism in our area. The conversation will consist of three parts. The first part of the morning will be a lecture by Steve Ginsburg about antisemitism in America. After the lecture attendees will split up into breakout groups to have facilitated conversations about their lived experiences of antisemitism. The conversations will be facilitated by a group of volunteers that have taken part in the planning of this event. The final portion of the morning will be a group wide discussion about how the Jewish community can formulate a community wide response to anti-semitism.
The hope of the organizers of this event is that this conversation will be the first step in an organized effort to combat antisemitism in Michigan. They intend to identify people to take ownership of this work and champion action going forward. In the end the Federation hopes to come out with a plan for future conversations and identify who wants to be part of the work.
As of now registration is nearly full, but Rachel Wall from the Federation still encourages everyone who wants to attend to sign up. If they encounter any problems regarding capacity, they will reach out to participants with ways they can participate in the future. The Federation has also offered childcare if needed. If you would like to use childcare, please email Rachel ASAP.