COVID-19 has raised awareness about the racial disparities that exist in our country. In addition the country is having a significant conversation on ending systemic racism. Hear from the founder of the Congressional Caucus on her vision for how the Jewish and Black communities can come together to heal the country and work for equality and justice, and against hate, bigotry and antisemitism. Featuring Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.
The Role of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations During Times Like These
Featuring Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
September 1 at 2:00 PM ET
COVID-19 has raised awareness about the racial disparities that exist in our country. In addition the country is having a significant conversation on ending systemic racism. Hear from the founder of the Congressional Caucus on her vision for how the Jewish and Black communities can come together to heal the country and work for equality and justice, and against hate, bigotry and antisemitism.
Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) Co-Chair Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
Dr. Alan Kadish President Touro College and University System
U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence represents Michigan’s 14th Congressional District including cities in both Oakland and Wayne Counties such as the Grosse Pointes, Pontiac, Southfield and a large section of Detroit. Representative Lawrence, a Detroit native, was first elected to the United States Congress in November 2014 and elected for her third term in 2018. She currently sits on the U.S. House on Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Appropriations is responsible for funding the federal government’s many agencies while Oversight works to assure that the Executive branch of government is held accountable.
Alan Kadish, M.D. is President of the Touro College and University System, the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States. Before succeeding as Touro’s second president in March 2010, Dr. Kadish distinguished himself as a prominent cardiologist, dedicated teacher and researcher, and experienced community leader.
The Touro College and University System is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For more information, visit www.touro.edu.
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