Discrimination: Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Racism Panel Discussion

Location : Weston Community Center   
Date : 27-Apr-2017   Thursday  
Time : 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Department:  Superintendent's Office  
Type:  Parents  

Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group and  Weston PTO

 

Present the 2017 Peg Kerwin Lecture

Discrimination: Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Racism

 

What can be done to foster understanding of “the other” and

why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society.

 

Panel Members:

 

Andrew Tarsy, former Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England and a former Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He chairs the Racial Justice Initiative at Temple Israel of Boston.

 

Dr. John Robbins, Executive Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Massachusetts (CAIR).   He sits on the board of directors of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network.

 

Reverend Liz Walker,  Minister at  Roxbury Presbyterian Church, award winning journalist and activist for community healing and cross cultural and interfaith dialogue, is a powerful voice of healing and hope.


Diane Moore, Director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard University,and a senior scholar at The Center for the Study of World Religions. She works to defuse the cultural tinderbox of hate speech, Islamophobia, and discrimination that is increasing in our society.

 

Thursday, April 27

Weston Community Center

7:30-9:30 PM

Refreshments at 7:00 PM


 

 

 
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