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Shabbat in Solidarity with Angela Davis

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Join JVP-Chicago as we celebrate a Shabbat in Solidarity with Angela Davis! We will sing, light candles, break bread, and read together from the Torah of Angela Davis. Join us for a festive Shabbat committed to reinvigorating this vibrant spirit of solidarity.

We ask that folks who can do so bring a dish to share--vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes would be highly appreciated.

New and old Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago members and allies are welcome. Bring a friend or two. All are welcome!

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BACKGROUND:

As the FBI chased Professor Angela Davis for her support of political prisoners, lovers of justice everywhere put posters in their windows declaring, “Angela, Sister, You Are Welcome in This House.”

As Professor Davis is attacked for courageously speaking out against injustices in Palestine, we declare, “Angela, You Are Welcome at This Shabbat.”

Professor Davis has been unwavering in her commitment to upholding the legacy of Black and Jewish solidarity and has always acknowledged the Jewish tradition of working for justice that informs her politics, even, and especially, her support for Palestine.

Join us for a festive Shabbat committed to reinvigorating this vibrant spirit of solidarity. We will sing, light candles, eat, and read together from the Torah of Angela Davis.

When the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute offered Professor Angela Davis the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award and then rescinded that offer because of her vocal support for Palestinian human rights, the Birmingham community got in motion to plan an alternative community celebration for their hometown legend on February 16th. In response to pressure from grassroots organizing, the Institute recently reoffered the award to Professor Davis.

On February 15, Jews in Birmingham, Alabama, are gathering to hold a Shabbat to welcome Professor Davis back to her hometown. They have asked us to gather as well to show our solidarity.

Will you please answer their call by joining us?

Across the country, from Birmingham to New York City, we gather to show our solidarity.

Angela, You Are Welcome at this Shabbat.

Bring a friend and dish to share. All are welcome.

Where: Grace Place - 637 S. Dearborn Avenue.

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Earlier Event: February 11
Interactive Antisemitism Training
Later Event: February 24
Monthly Chapter Meeting