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Jewish Black Queer Solidarity
May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The rise and increasing normalization of White Nationalist ideology and groups underscore the need for solidarity among targeted minority groups. In addition, diversity itself strengthens the Black, Jewish and queer communities, which are themselves often lacking understanding of internal differences and perspectives. Carla Mays will talk about her experience as a Jewish Woman of Color, and her choice to be a member of the San Francisco LGBTQ outreach synagogue. She will provide insight into how the Jewish, Black and LGBTQ communities can confront internal racism, antisemitism and homophobia, and how they can work together for better understanding and mutual support in society at large.
Carla Mays is the Head of Research at #SmartCohort and serves as a New Leaders Fellow with both the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the San Francisco Federation 365 Leaders Program. Her secular work is focused on disaster recovery and preparedness, reduction of digital and economic divisions, and gentrification displacement through affordable homeownership. Mays holds a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University and is a graduate of the COBE Executive Business Program, UC Berkeley Walter Haas School of Business.