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Posts Tagged ‘social justice’

New U-M Professorship to Support Social Justice Research, Action

A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The professorship, to address the structural injustices within the society, will support a faculty member who gives voice to the disadvantaged…

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Star of David on a wall seen through an iron fence

Essay: There’s Nothing New About this Wave of Anti-Semitism

Linda Laderman Since 11 Jews were murdered on Nov. 4 at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh, it seems like every media outlet has a theory as to why anti-Semitism is on the rise. The reporting is non-stop, from in-depth analyses in the New York Times of the psychology…

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image from Emory Douglas slide showing Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolf Hitler saying "guilty of genocide” and giving a definition of genocide at the bottom of the artwork as "the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation."

Crossing A Line

Artist’s lecture features slide of his work equating Netanyahu with Hitler. Above: Emory Douglas showed this slide of his work during an Oct. 4 Stamps Speaker Series lecture from the U-M School of Art & Design. Credit: Alexa Smith/Facebook Emory Douglas, a California graphic artist and former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, drew the…

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Four women pose before sunset with some birds. They stand with their hands above their heads, jump up with arms and legs outspread, whisper a secret, and stand tall with their arms on their hips.

Esteemed Women

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic honors women who make a difference. Each year, the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic in Pontiac, which provides healthcare to vulnerable community members, hosts the Esteemed Women of Michigan event to honor women who have excelled at improving Michigan communities. This year’s event is presented by United Shore and will…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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Rashida Tlaib

Endorsement Withdrawn

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor J Street rescinds its approval of Detroit congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib. J Street withdrew its endorsement of Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 13th District running unopposed in the November election, who is expected to be the first Palestinian-American Muslim woman in Congress. J Street’s decision came after…

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The Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel to show IfNotNow and a lack of proactive approach

Guest Column: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

What IfNotNow appears to not understand as an organization, and as individuals, is that effective problem-solving results from a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. If you’re a member of IfNotNow and you’re reading this, your jaw may have just dropped. How dare he say that? Our protests and demonstrations make a huge difference…

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Rachel Levy in Washington, D.C. for a Machon Kaplan internship

Jewish@edu – From Clueless To Clued In

Rachel Levy } jewish@edu writer Summer Internships! As passengers abandoned airplane mode, buzzes from CNN or New York Times lit up their phones, updating them of what had or hadn’t transpired domestically and abroad in the nearly five-hour flight between Arizona and Washington, D.C. I opened my phone to two Snapchats, a text from my…

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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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