It is in that spirit that we have arranged for two important “active listening” conversations.
On June 9 at 8:30 p.m. The Soul Center will host a conversation with Yoshi Silverstein. Yoshi is a Chinese-Ashkenazi-American Jew who has been a leader in the movement to ensure a voice for Jews of Color. He is thoughtful and creative with a millennial mindset. He is also a builder who most recently founded an organization called the “Mitsui Collective” working to fundamentally improve resiliency in the realm of Judaism, wellness and multiracial justice. (He is also Rachel’s friend and she has a proclivity toward very interesting people!)
On June 16 at 8:30 p.m. The Soul Center will host a conversation with Autumn Leonard. A Jewish woman of color, Autumn has worked in social justice movements, chairs the Race Working Group at her local synagogue, and teaches yoga with an infusion of Judaism and Jewish practice.We will listen and we will learn. And then we will get up and start the hard work of dismantling a system that disadvantages our friends, family members, and neighbors.