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“Intersectional Jewish Social Justice: Dismantling Racism and Antisemitism as…” with Yavilah McCoy

Sunday, March 31, 2019  l 7 p.m. l USF Main Campus, McLaren Complex

Intersectional Jewish Social Justice: Dismantling Racism and Antisemitism as an Unapologetic Black Jewish Womanist Leader.

Yavilah McCoy will deliver the ninth annual Swig JSSJ program Social Justice Lecture, followed by a conversation between her and local social justice leader Rabbi Noa Kushner, founding rabbi of The Kitchen. Yavilah is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston, and has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multifaith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. An educator, activist, and spiritual teacher, she is a Jewish woman and a person of color, and has designed numerous tools and methods that enable students and educators to be better citizens of the world through exploring differences and reaching for tangible solutions in allied engagement. A certified trainer for ADL’s World of Difference Institute, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the National Coalition Building Institute, she is also a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary Pastoral Training program and is a renowned speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner.

This Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

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