CLGS Jewish Queeries Series: Jewish Black Queer Identity: "Why I Belong to an LGBTQ Outreach Synagogue"

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Badè Museum, 1798 Scenic Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

The rise and increasing normalization of White Nationalist ideology and groups underscore the need for solidarity among targeted minority groups. In addition, diversity itself strengthens the Black, Jewish and queer communities, which are themselves often lacking understanding of internal differences and perspectives. Carla Mays will talk about her experience as a Jewish Woman of Color, and her choice to be a member of the San Francisco LGBTQ outreach synagogue. She will provide insight into how the Jewish, Black and LGBTQ communities can confront internal racism, antisemitism and homophobia, and how they can work together for better understanding and mutual support in society at large.