On Monday April 12, UC Berkeley will host “Race and responsibility: a conversation on Black-Jewish relations and the fight for equal justice.” The event is headed by Associate Professor of History Ethan Katz, and will feature Eric K. Ward, a leading expert on the relationship between racism, antisemitism, and authoritarian movements; Michael Rothberg, an eminent scholar of historical exclusion and its legacies, and will be moderated by moderated by Professor Tina Sacks of the School of Social Welfare. Some questions this panel will investigate include: How are the historical experiences of the Black and Jewish communities at once distinct and interconnected? Should we see efforts to combat racism and antisemitism as separate struggles? What are African Americans’ and Jews’ responsibilities to one another in America’s current racial reckoning?
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