St. Louis Jewish Light: Town hall to look at St. Louis Jewish community response to Ferguson report

Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:00 pm

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Jews United for Justice and other St. Louis groups have planned “Forward Through Ferguson: The Jewish Community Response,” a social justice town hall meeting, for 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 18 at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur.

Speakers will include State Sen. Jill Schupp, National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section Executive Director Ellen Alper and Rabbi Josef Davidson of B’nai Amoona. Topics will include an update on legislation in Jefferson City, the upcoming Voter ID referendum. Forward Through Ferguson task force groups will also provide an update on their recent work. Breakout groups will discuss issues such as predatory lending and police relations, early childhood education, diversity training and learning how to view issues and policies using a racial justice lens.

Partnering organizations include Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Jewish Community Relations Council, the Anti-Defamation League, NCJW and the Jewish Social Justice Network. Free and open to the public. RSVPs requested to [email protected] For more information, visit jujstl.org.

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