NCJW STL Third Thursday Advocacy in Action Lunch and Learn

No More Thoughts & Prayers – a locally-produced documentary film by that name features high school students and their efforts toward sensible gun reform in the wake of the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. The film’s producers and representatives from Mom’s Demand Action will share their insights and answer questions about what citizens can do.

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NCJWSTL Hot Topics Brunch

The Hot Topics Brunch is an advocacy event geared towards individuals who are tired of what they are seeing on TV and reading in the paper, and who want to take action. Attendees will learn how to get directly involved in current, pressing issues such as: • Reproductive justice • Immigration reform and the treatment of children at the border • Access to quality health care RSVP to Heather Silverman at hsilverman@ncjwstl.org or call 314-993-5181. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP’s are preferred to get an accurate count for brunch. This event is open to the public and members and nonmembers are...

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NCJW STL Third Thursday Advocacy in Action Lunch and Learn

As some politicians are decrying so-called “Fake News,” our June program will focus on how to evaluate media credibility and protect press freedom. We’ve invited representatives from the editorial staffs of Riverfront Times, St Louis American and St Louis Public Radio to help us distinguish real from not-real. We saved this topic for the summertime so you can invite the teens in your life to join us.

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NCJW STL Third Thursday Advocacy in Action Lunch and Learn

June is PRIDE month, and with continued attacks on LGBTQ rights in Jefferson City and Washington DC, we need to know how to be effective allies. Our friends from PROMO will be joined by attorney Elizabeth Schlesinger (recently highlighted in the Jewish Light for her work on LGBTQ issues) to bring us up-to-date on what’s happening and prepare us for expressing our support at the annual PRIDE parade and festival.

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Witnessing Whiteness

Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community will commemorate the Shabbat preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special 10 a.m. Third Shabbat learning session focusing on Witnessing Whiteness. The event is free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Mary R. Ferguson, Racial Justice Director for the YWCA of Metro St. Louis, and Kenny Murdock, a social justice facilitator with the NAACP and ADL. They will lead a discussion on implicit bias and how it impacts our lives. Ferguson will also talk about how the YWCA’s 10-sesson Witnessing Whiteness program builds community, increases knowledge of white identity, and offers strategies for action while building participants’ racial equity lens for civil engagement. RSVP requested to Carol,...

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