Critical Conversations is an annual Spertus Institute program inspired by Judaism’s embrace of civil discourse.
The series brings together high-profile experts and activists to debate the most critical issues of the day.
This year, in two online events, our trio of presenters will focus on race and justice—and their juncture in Jewish life.
- Talking Frankly about Race and Racism
Tuesday, April 27 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm central
The first program brings our presenters together to discuss race and racism, exploring the nuances and complexities of these issues, in Jewish life and beyond.
Moderated by Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell.
- Workshop on Allyship and Inclusive Communities
Monday, May 10 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm central
For the second program, our experts lead an interactive workshop on Jewish allyship, including discussion about the needs of Jews of Color and issues of race within today’s American Jewish community.
Moderated by Spertus Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.
Critical Conversations is generously funded by the late Eric Joss.