JCRC Speaker Series

Past Webinars

Climate Change and Environmental Justice with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed

Join JCRC and the Arava Institute for a discussion with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, Director of Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation at the Arava Institute about the current challenges of climate change and equity in climate policy. The impact of climate change looks different across socio-economic groups, often exacerbating pre-existing disparities. We will examine the challenges faced by different communities and the long-term implications. 

Israeli Society and the Holocaust – A Work in Progress

Since the end of WW2, world Jewry grapples with the meaning of the Holocaust. Israeli society is dealing with this question in its collective memory, education system, political and social life. This session will explore the development of the Holocaust narrative in Israel from the early days, still under British Mandate all the way to recent years. Educator Rachel Korazim looks at the Yad Vashem museum for insights into the history and possible future of Holocaust commemoration in Israel.

A Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey

A conversation between Attorney General Maura Healey and JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton. They discuss Attorney General Healey’s priorities for the new administration in Washington and how we can work together to support issues of importance to the Jewish community and our partners.

Watch: Equity in Education in the COVID-19 Era

With Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell and Dr. Nasreen Hadad Haj’Yahya, Director of Arab-Jewish Relations at the Israel Democracy Institute, moderated by Dina Kraft

In Conversation: CNN Commentator Bakari Sellers and Reverend Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church

Post-Election Analysis: The Youth Vote

What was the youth voter turnout in the 2020 Presidential election? Why are equitable and high levels of voter participation difficult to achieve? Alan Solomont and Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg from the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University will share their expertise on youth voter engagement and what you can do to address systemic barriers to youth voting.

Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case

JCRC sponsored a program with Integrity First for America (IFA), a new organization that is literally taking white supremacy to court, by bringing a lawsuit against the masterminds of the violence in Charlottesville. Read more about the event in this blog post from Deputy Director Nahma Nadich. The event featured IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorney Michael Bloch for a conversation with Pastor Jeremy Battle on this landmark case and the fight against white supremacy and violent extremism. Co-Sponsors: Facing History, ADL New England, AJC New England, JALSA, Keshet and Western Avenue Baptist Church.

The Case for Ranked Choice Voting

A panel discussion on the case for Rank Choice Voting featuring leaders of the Yes on 2 campaign Evan Falchuk, Former candidate for Massachusetts Governor and Board Chair of the Yes On 2 campaign, and Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., President of the NAACP Boston Branch and Honorary Yes on 2 Campaign Co-Chair. Read more about the event in this blog post from Executive Director Jeremy Burton.