We Will Not Be Divided: Jews and Allies standing together against anti-semitism

This is a 2-part series. Participants are expected to attend both sessions in the series.

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:30 – 5:00 pm &
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
The Community Music School of Springfield, Concert Hall, 127 State Street, Springfield

Trainer: Amy Leos-Urbel leads classes and workshops about anti-Semitism, classism, sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression. She is co-author of a small book “Anti-Semitism: Why Is It Everyone’s Concern?”
Trainer: Betsy L. Ames leads groups to help people free themselves from the effects of oppression. She is an ally in the work on ending anti-Semitism.

The classic example of divide and conquer, anti-Semitism has been used for centuries to separate groups of people from each other. This mechanism continues to derail our work for social justice today, and keeps us from coming together to effectively challenge and change an oppressive system. In this two-session workshop, Jews and allies will learn to recognize and counteract anti-Semitism. We will explore the roots of anti-Semitism, why it is so confusing and hard to talk about, how it hurts Jews and non-Jews alike – and what we can do about it.