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               Temple Emanuel Racial Justice Study Group

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The Temple Emanuel Racial Justice Study Group was established in 2020 after a call for action was made both within our local community and nationally.   We are excited to begin our Second Season on Thursday, October 28th!

Our Mission

The Temple Emanuel Racial Justice Study Group will educate, inform, and lead through book study, film discussion, social justice engagement, and service to inspire change, growth, and understanding for its members when engaging with Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC).

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                            Check Out Our Upcoming Topics

Resuming on January 13th!

Over several meetings, beginning Thursday, January 13th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm we will be discussing the critically acclaimed book, This Is The Fire, What I Say To My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon.  


In this ‘vital book for these times’ (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?
 
The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America’s systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.

Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, he proceeds with reporting and reflections on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to America. He recalls a slave uprising in Louisiana, just a few miles from his birthplace. And he takes us to the heart of the 2020 protests in New York City. As he writes to his young nephew: We must resist racism every single day. We must resist it with love.

                Please join us virtually for a Second Season

We kick off our Second Season with an in-depth discussion of the Netflix movie When They See Us.  We will meet over Zoom on Thursday. October 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to begin our first of a two-part discussion of the film. 

During our first meeting, we will review Episodes 1 and 2 of this limited series. 

  Please watch parts 1 & 2 on Netflix before our first discussion!

RESCHEDULED: to November 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, will focus on Episodes 3 and 4 of the series.  

Please watch the entire series on Netflix before the second discussion!


When They See Us is a 2019 American crime drama television miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix. 

   Based on the true story; the story of the American justice system and the injustice thrust upon BIPOC.

   In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence, and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002, and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. The cast is full of Emmy nominees and winners, including Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed the four episodes.

 

 

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