Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Racial Justice: Learning for Change is a year-long campaign for JCRC members and member organizations across the Bay Area. We need you! Come learn from the most noted policy experts, advocates, and social service providers about the national and local issues of racial equality.  We’ll be live polling to learn what you believe and how you envision change. This will inform the positions we take and the advocacy work we do on these issues.

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Race and Education - San Rafael (September 27, 2016)

Panelists: Natalie Wheatfall, Policy Analyst, The Education Trust - West; Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D., Dean of School of Education at the University of San Francisco; and Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent, San Rafael City Schools.
Moderator: Jessica Trubowitch, JCRC Public Policy and Community Building Director.

Race and Voting Rights - Lafayette (September 20, 2016)

Presenters: Mindy Romero, Founder and Director, California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, and Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California
Moderator: Ilana Kaufman, JCRC PACE Director, East Bay

Race and Education - Peninsula (June 2, 2016)

Presenters: Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society; Ryan Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust—West; and Sheryl Davis, Founding Director, Mo'MAGIC
Moderator: Ilana Kaufman, JCRC PACE Director, East Bay

Race and the Law - Oakland (April 7, 2016)

Presenters: Alison Bernstein,Criminal Defense Attorney, Office of the State Public Defender; Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California; and David Muhammad, National Justice Partner, Impact Justice.
Moderator: Ilana Kaufman, JCRC PACE Director, East Bay.

Race and the Law - San Francisco (March 15, 2016)

Presenters:  Lateefah Simon, Program Director, Rosenberg Foundation; Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San Francisco; and Jack Glaser, Professor and Associate Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Moderator: Paul Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director, San Francisco.


Jewish Engagement

Learning for Change

Race and Education

Race and the Law

Race and Voting Rights