“Amplifying Voices” is a series of programs on the topic of race designed to bring together ideas of teshuva (recommitting to ways we can do better), personal growth, and reckoning. The programs will provide opportunities for reflection on race, religion, and identity, generating authentic and meaningful conversation so that we can learn to engage the world with sensitivity and compassion.
This series is presented by ACE at the Boulder JCC in partnership with the Tucson JCC and the Capital Jewish Museum.
Changing Our Art Institutions from Within
Wednesday, January 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with Archy LaSalle, a Black-Jewish educator and fine art photographer in Boston who has put together a grassroots organization to address the lack of representation of Black and Brown artists in the permanent collections of our art museums. After hearing about Mr. LaSalle’s efforts to make fine art institutions more inclusive, we will have the opportunity to view some of his original photographs. You can view some of his work on his website, http://archylasalle.com/
The cost of this presentation is $12 per household. Please REGISTER HERE.
Learning the Land: Virtual Civil Rights Tour
Sunday, January 31, 4 – 5:30 pm
Participate in a virtual Civil Rights Tour and interactive discussion with an emphasis on the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma with T. Marie King. Moderated by Samantha Dubrinsky.
Samantha Dubrinsky serves as the Levite Jewish Community Center’s Executive Director. Samantha is passionate about creating, enhancing, and serving the Birmingham Jewish and broader communities. After graduating from Troy University with Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Business Administration, Samantha pursued a career in the JCC world. She previously worked at the Birmingham Jewish Federation and was selected by Jewish Federations of North America as “A Face of the Future”. She was selected to participate in the Federation Executive Recruitment & Education Program (FEREP), a prestigious scholarship program awarded to a small group of young Jewish professionals. Samantha is a Birmingham native and lives about three minutes away from the LJCC with her husband, 17-month-old son, and their three rescue dogs.
T. Marie King is the head of Local Voices Network Alabama at Cortico. A true activist, her work focuses on empowering people and creating spaces where peace and healing can take place. T. Marie leads seminars on awareness of personal bias, empathy, and community engagement. She holds a BA in Urban and Global Economic Development, an MA in Leadership, and a Masters of Divinity. The cost of this program is $10 per household. Please REGISTER HERE.