Donate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2019 Contact: Ellen Brotsky (510) 255-0058 email@example.com JEWISH-AMERICANS SUPPORT MODEL ETHNIC STUDIES CURRICULUM Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area responds to accusations of antisemitism in the curriculum Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area Chapter (JVP-BA) supports the proposed model Ethnic Studies curriculum for California, including the modules on Arab American history. Ethnic Studies was created through the struggle of communities of color to make sure their rich history and perspectives are included in public education. Students and educators across the country have made it clear that Ethnic Studies is a critical component…Read More
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From Shabbat dinners, to demilitarizing Hanukkah, to seders in the streets, there is so much liberatory Jewish ritual to be created and celebrated in JVP Bay Area. If you are interested in co-facilitating or leading ritual at the next Shabbat dinner (monthly), envisioning a gathering or event for a Jewish holiday.....
The Education Workgroup aims to create collective learning spaces for our members and supporters. Some of the current education projects include:
- Palestine/Israel 101 - an eight week series on the histories of Palestine/Israel, Zionism and resistance movements through current day
- Study/Action - a multi-week co-learning, co-facilitated space for members to engage in group discussions on topics relevant to JVP’s mission
- One-time workshops - educational sessions that include speakers, films, discussion, and more!
The Racial Justice workgroup creates workshops and discussion spaces with the goal of shifting chapter culture in ways that promote racial justice and challenge white supremacy practices. These events, usually oriented towards white members, focus on internalized white supremacy culture, tenets of BIPOC feminism, and how to be accountable in multiracial movement spaces.