JCRC Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 5:00 PM
Marc Dollinger: Jews and the Civil Rights Movement (1950's)
Presented for the Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the JCRC
Based on Dollinger's first book, Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America, this lecture offers a new and different interpretation of the black-Jewish alliance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. years. It will analyze the historical memory about how and why Jews participated in the American Civil Rights Movement.
On Sunday, August 23 at 8:00 PM, The J along with the Newmark Institute at the JCRC and Cultural Leadership will present the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble in a drive-in setting. Congressman John Lewis who passed away in July was an icon in the civil rights movement who led the non-violent movement for voting rights. We look forward to an evening of learning about his important work and honoring his legacy. Click here to view the documentary trailer.
The screening is free, but reservations must be made online through Storyspaces. Capacity is 80 cars and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Please note that only one registration is required PER CAR.
Wednesday, August 26 2020, 5:00 PM
Marc Dollinger: Jews and the Black Power Movement (1960's and 1970's)
Presented by the Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the JCRC
Based on Dollinger's most recent book, Black Power/Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance In The 1960s, this lecture will argue that the Jewish ethnic and religious revival of the late 1960s and 1970s grew from the Black Power movement itself. It offers a new and different understanding of a black-Jewish alliance.