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Welch Field Sukkah – October, 2017

“Opening Future Doors: Identifying a Pathway to Jewish Liberation” with April Baskin

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  l  7 p.m.  l  USF Main Campus, Welch Field, Sukkah
In October 2017, the University of San Francisco (USF) Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice (JSSJ) and The Kitchen will partner for an eight-day celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot (“Feast of Tabernacles”), co-sponsoring with multiple other USF departments, programs, and centers.
This keynote and closing night “Open Doors” Sukkot Program event will be delivered by April Baskin, educator-activist and Vice President of Audacious Hospitality, the Union for Reform Judaism’s nascent transformative spiritual practice rooted in the belief that Jewish collectives will be stronger and more vibrant when all peoples are fully welcome and incorporated into the diversity that is the reality of modern Jewish life. In this talk, Baskin will address the intersectionality of Jews, non-Jews, and humankind’s overarching need to transform the world into its potential.
This Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice event is co-sponsored by the Department in Theology and Religious Studies.

“Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration” with Reggie Daniels

Monday, October 9, 2017  l  7 p.m.  l  USF Main Campus, Welch Field, Sukkah

In October 2017, the University of San Francisco (USF) Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice (JSSJ) and The Kitchen will partner for an eight-day celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot (“Feast of Tabernacles”), co-sponsoring with multiple other USF departments, programs, and centers.

This event, “Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” pushes us to consider ways to create sustainable relationships of support after incarceration. USF School of Education PhD candidate Reggie Daniels will discuss THE KNOWLEDGE SESSIONS, a gathering of returning citizens who are creating a participant-focused learning community centered on experiences of incarceration rooted in a safe-house for people committed to challenging oppression.

This Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice event is co-sponsored by the Program in Performing Arts and Social Justice.

“A Community of ‘Others’: Jews, Peoplehood, and Justice” with Ilana Kaufman

Wednesday, October 4, 2017  l  7 p.m.  l  USF Main Campus, Welch Field, Sukkah

In October 2017, the University of San Francisco (USF) Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice (JSSJ) and The Kitchen will partner for an eight-day celebration of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot (“Feast of Tabernacles”), co-sponsoring with multiple other USF departments, programs, and centers.

This keynote and opening night “Open Doors” Sukkot Program event will be led by educator-activist Ilana Kaufman, the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council. Discussing what it means for a community—especially one that is often self-described as inextricably linked to social justice—to engage in open and deep introspection about who is included, who is excluded, and who is considered the ‘other,’ Kaufman will examine the multidimensionality of contemporary American identities, with a particular focus on Jews and the imperative to be more expansive in our thinking.

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

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