Communities Coming Together: A Conversation with Members of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations

Monday, May 10, 2021

This program was recorded live on May 10, 2021.
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Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT
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This Jewish American Heritage Month, members of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, including U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI 14), discuss the importance of America’s Black and Jewish communities coming together to combat stereotypes, prejudice, and hate in all forms. This program will be moderated by journalist Robin Washington, Editor-at-Large at The Forward and Co-Founder of the Alliance of Black Jews.

About the moderator:

Recently named editor-at-large of the Forward, Robin Washington grew up in a Chicago family of Black and Jewish civil rights activists. He participated in sit-ins and protests when he was three years old — events he recalls fondly as “family outings.” A journalist and filmmaker, he has gone on to chronicle the movement in his acclaimed PBS documentary, “You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow!

A co-founder of the Alliance of Black Jews, Robin was editor-in-chief of the Duluth News Tribune (there have been more Black members of Congress than there have been Black top editors of American daily newspapers), as well as an editorial board member of the Boston Globe and a Boston Herald columnist. He has interviewed countless political figures, including presidential candidates, and in 1990, put a young Harvard law student on television in Boston – likely Barack Obama’s first TV appearance.

Robin’s commentaries have appeared in scores of other newspapers around the world, as well as in books edited by Ishmael Reed, Charles Ogletree and Melvin B. Miller. He is host of “Simply Superior” on Wisconsin Public Radio and has appeared on NPR, BET, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and many other broadcast outlets.

Image: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (left), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (right)

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