Unpacking the Jewish Privilege Backpack

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Whether or not we're aware of it, Jewish experiences are often be shaped by the degree of privilege we carry around with us---in a figurative knapsack. The phenomenon of privilege was examined in the 1980’s in an article by Peggy McIntosh in which she reflected and listed the many ways in which she had privileges that were not universal. Now, it is time to unpack the diverse knapsacks of privilege that accompany us as we engage in Jewish life. We will watch a brief video that highlights the ways in which disparities manifest themselves in Jewish life and discuss how we can make positive Jewish experiences accessible to a greater number of people.




Malkie Schwartz

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