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Virtual SJCC Screening: SHARED LEGACIES

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - November 15 @ 7:00 pm

Virtual Event
Film + Zoom: Shared Legacies

In partnership with local rabbis and reverends of Seattle’s Black-Jewish Clergy Group, we invite the community to watch SHARED LEGACIES: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN-JEWISH CIVIL RIGHTS ALLIANCE and tune in for a panel discussion with community leaders, followed by Q&A. The conversation will explore reigniting civil dialogue and critical conversation around race, reinvigorating the once-mighty bonds between African Americans and the multiracial Jewish community, and building what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called “Beloved Community, locally and beyond. 

Virtual Screening (72-hour window): SHARED LEGACIES
Available Thurs, Nov 12, 7 pm – Sun, Nov 15, 7 pm
NOTE: Ticket sales will end Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm

Zoom Conversation “Building Beloved Community”
With members of Seattle’s Black-Jewish Clergy Group, moderated by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum and Dr. Mark Jones
Sun, Nov 15 | 7 pm

Tickets: $5*

 

 

Here’s how it works: 

  • The film has a streaming window of 72 hours, from Nov 12 at 7 pm until Nov 15 at 7 pm. It is only available during this time, so please plan accordingly.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll get an email with the film viewing link and access instructions one hour before the viewing window opens. If you register after the streaming window starts, you will get a kickback message with the viewing link.
  • You’ll also be automatically registered for the Zoom event on Nov 15 and will receive the access link and instructions in a separate email one hour before the event.
  • Ticket sales for this event end on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm
  • If you have questions or issues, please contact boxoffice@sjcc.org

About the Film:
Virtual Screening (72-hour window): Thurs, Nov 12, 7 pm – Sun, Nov 15, 7 pm
The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating film, an urgent call to action. The modern alliance between African Americans and Jewish Americans dates back to the NAACP’s founding in 1909. Since then, both groups have endured segregation and racism: from the codified bigotry of southern Jim Crow laws to blatant bias in real estate, employment, higher education, and politics. Common causes connected the two in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at building Beloved Community, an America of racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once-mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten, or ignored.

The documentary features a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Georgia Congressman John Lewis (z”l), Ambassador Andrew Young, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., and members of the King family. With divisiveness and hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy, and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.

About the Zoom Event: “Building Beloved Community” Conversation
Sun, Nov 15 | 7 pm
In partnership with local rabbis and reverends of Seattle’s Black-Jewish Clergy Group, we invite the community to watch the film and join the conversation about reigniting civil dialogue and critical conversation around race, reinvigorating the once-mighty bonds between African Americans and the multiracial Jewish community, and building what Dr. King called Beloved Community, locally and beyond. You’ll be automatically registered for the Zoom event when you purchase a ticket.

About the Moderators:
Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum
 is rabbi emeritus at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Dr. Mark Jones is a community activist and entrepreneur who works with local communities to create economic development around social cohesion. The two founded the Black Jewish Clergy Bible Study Group, a platform for exploring and renewing the historic Black-Jewish Relationship through Biblical study.

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds; contact boxoffice@sjcc.org for assistance.