Racial Injustice Resources

 

Throughout the history of the Greater Akron Jewish Community, we have always fought for and advocated on behalf of those for whom justice is blind. The institutional racism, xenophobia, and disintegration of civil discourse we have witnessed in our country as of late demands that we redouble our efforts. Our Jewish values and principles are rooted in justice (tzedek), loving kindness (chesed) and repairing the world (tikkun olam). The Torah teaches acceptance of all people, without prejudice or bias.

 

Please enjoy and learn from the resources below and the recording of our Zoom Panel Meeting: "Conversation on Racial Injustice". Our aim is to educate ourselves, become better allies and activists and highlight specific anti-racist action steps, with a greater mission to ensure freedom and justice for all People of Color.

 

Our Jewish community cannot remain silent and must act, in tandem with our community partners, by learning, standing, marching, and calling shoulder to shoulder against systemic racism and sanctioned hatred. We must also make it known that Black Lives do, and always have, Mattered. We thank you in advance for opening your mind and helping to move the world toward greater justice, empathy, and peace.

 

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Call your friends, family, and colleagues to talk about the program, what you learned, and how to bring more people to this conversation.

Call your local, State, and Federal elected officials to ask about their position on Systemic Racism.

Continue to listen, ask questions, and get out of your comfort zone on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Spend 8m:46s each day taking one action on the list of actions recommended by our panelists.

If you are interested in seeing more programs from the Jewish Community, please consider donating to the JCBA’s Community Relations Committee that supports programs like this one.

Ask questions and do your own research! Resources listed below.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, AND SPEAK OUT!

CONTACT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED BY OUR PANELISTS