Jewish Congregations for Social Justice
Racial Justice Speaker Series
Brandi Grayson Young, Gifted and Black
Madison Jewish Congregations for Social Justice is delighted to welcome Young Gifted and Black co-founder Brandi Grayson to speak to our congregations on Thursday, October 22nd.
The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. The group’s strategy is centered on direct action and community organizing to interrupt the status quo and bring awareness to the root causes of racial injustice. Brandi Grayson has made headlines organizing protests, speaking out against racial disparities and demanding change. She is a dynamic speaker who engages audience members and challenges their preconceptions. For more information, see the March issue of Madison Magazine, Active disruption: A Q&A with Brandi Grayson.
This presentation will include concrete suggestions for how you can respond effectively and join the important work already occurring in our community.
Recommended reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Jewish and African American communities have a long history of sharing the struggle for civil rights. Yet we are constantly reminded how much work remains to be done to achieve their vision of racial justice. The Jewish Congregations for Social Justice will be scheduling three more presentations to hear about these issues in depth. Please watch for speakers on Criminal Justice System Challenges and Reforms, Closing the Racial Equity Gaps in Health Care, and Racial and Economic Disparities in Education. Please see our website at jewishcongregationsforsocialjustice.org.