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NIF New Gen & Jewish Currents Present: Panthers, Protest, and Pesach

31 March 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Jewish Currents and the New Israel Fund (NIF) New Generations for a Passover conversation about a too-often forgotten piece of Israeli history. The Israeli Black Panthers movement was founded in 1971 in the Musrara neighborhood in Jerusalem by mostly Morrocan immigrant activists who drew inspiration from the American Black Power movement as they protested for social and economic justice and spoke out against anti-mizrahi racism. One of the first things they did back in 1971 was to write their story as a Haggadah and distribute it to families in the neighborhood. After the HQ of the movement was burned down, the Haggadah was lost for over 40 years, until through a series of events, it came back into the hands of Reuven Abergel, one of the original Panthers.

Later this spring, Jewish Currents Press and NIF will release a special 50th anniversary edition of the Israeli Black Panthers Protest Haggadah, with English translation. Join us for a conversation moderated by Jewish Currents Editor-in-Chief Arielle Angel with the key organizers behind the project to bring this Haggadah back to life 50 years after the Panthers’ founding: Sapir Sluzker Amran, Libby Lenkinski, Itamar Haritan, and Neta Hamami Tabib. Together we’ll explore the history of this social movement and share a first glimpse at this remarkable Passover Haggadah created by the Israeli Black Panthers just after their founding in 1971.

Co-sponsored by: Jews For Racial & Economic Justice, Kavod Boston’s Jews of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi, and Mizrahi Caucus, and T’ruah.

This event will take place on Wednesday, March 31st at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 9pm IL.

For closed captioning, find the concurrent livestream at Jewish Currents’ youtube page.