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July 2020

BZBI Presents: Dana Bazelon on Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice System in 2020

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dana Bazelon is a Policy Advisor to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.  Dana drafts and helps to implement policies to realize the DA's agenda of criminal justice reform, including ending cash bail for minor offenses, no longer charging or diverting minor offenses and reforming Philadelphia’s probation system. In recent weeks, Ms. Bazelon has helped to lead the effort to reduce the jail population as COVID 19 has produced significant risks to those held in local custody.  Social distancing in jail…

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Online: BZBI Anti-Racism Reading Group

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The BZBI anti-racism reading group will come together as deeply concerned individuals in the Jewish community. Through study and discussion, we will explore how to be more sensitive to racism, how to challenge systems that perpetuate racism, and how to be better allies to our Black siblings and neighbors. In the month of July, our reading group will be reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It’s a widely acclaimed best-seller, written as a book-length letter from Coates…

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White Fragility, White Supremacy and Antisemitism

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dani Holtz and Craig Franson as they discuss the historical origins and contemporary iterations of the US far right. They’ll look back to antebellum America to explore the role white fragility played in establishing the country’s political program of white supremacy. They’ll talk about the special allure the Pacific Northwest has for the modern white power movement. And they’ll explain the crucial role that antisemitic conspiracy theories play in today's most deplorable hate groups. Bring your questions and come…

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August 2020

Online: Sisterhood Planning Meeting

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 1, 2020

The sisterhood has returned to its regular planning meeting schedule, though meetings are now online. We look forward to discussing upcoming events at our meetings on the first Monday of every month. The August Sisterhood meeting will be a 'Summer Soiree.' Usually the event is a social Happy Hour - this year it will be held on the night we would regularly hold our meeting from 5:30-7:30 pm (rain date the following evening). We hope to have a socially distanced…

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