June 04, 2020

Space of Healing and Listening with Prominent African-American Community Leaders


As we mourn for George Floyd and the many other victims of racism and
hate in America, JCRC-NY, in solidarity with our African-American
sisters and brothers and all communities of color, has decided to
postpone the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

Recognizing and memorializing the historic moment
in which we are living, JCRC-NY convened a virtual
Space of Healing and Listening
on Sunday, June 7th.

This gathering provided an opportunity for Jews and non-Jews
alike to hear messages from prominent African-American community
leaders in New York, including:

Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, Federation of Protestant Welfare
Tamara Fish, Co-Founder, Khazbar, Former President, Jewish
Multiracial Network
Rev. Charles O. Galbreath, Senior Pastor,Clarendon Road Church
Congressman Gregory Meeks, 5th District, NY
Letitia James, New York State Attorney General
Samuel M. Pierre, MPA, Chief of Staff to New York City Council Member
Farah Louis

We hope this gathering will inspire us to heed the call to
end the scourge of racism and all forms of bigotry in America.