Lunch and Learn: Civil Rights-The Historic Role of Jews
January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$23.00
Join us as we explore the ties between Jewish groups and civil rights organizations. We will learn how Jewish and black leaders in the early 20th century teamed up together to push for equality. While some of these issues only affected blacks, others affected Jews, as well. For example, we will look at how restrictive covenants on selling real estate affected blacks, Jews, and other minorities. We will also learn how Jewish lawyers and black lawyers partnered to fight injustice.
Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College, was most recently a Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa and the John E. Murray Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Finkelman brings decades of academic and legal experience to Gratz. He has published in a wide variety of areas including American Jewish history, religious liberty and separation of church and state, American legal history, constitutional law, slavery and race, and legal issues surrounding baseball.
Includes kosher lunch
For more information, contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300, ext. 155, or [email protected]