Episode 43: Black Lives Matter

A wave of protests is sweeping the country following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. In this episode, we speak with Atlanta-based educator and activist Tarece Johnson about her work for racial justice and about confronting racism inside the Jewish community. As Tarece says, "As Black people, and as Jews, we endure racism in our Jewish community... anti-Blackness is very real." We also talk with Sara Greenhalgh, who has been on the front lines of protests in Minneapolis, and share a protest prayer by April Baskin.

Released June 10, 2020
  • Tarece Johnson leading the Justice for Black Lives march she organized with Alliance for Black Lives, Temple Sinai, and the Jewish Community Relations Council in Atlanta. June 7, 2020. Photo credit: John Ramspott.

  • Tarece Johnson speaking at the Justice for Black Lives march she organized with Alliance for Black Lives, Temple Sinai, and the Jewish Community Relations Council in Atlanta. June 7, 2020. Photo credit: John Ramspott.

  • Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, June, 2020. Photo by Sara Greenhalgh.

  • Tarece Johnson leading a Justice for Black Lives march she organized in Atlanta, June 7, 2020
  • Tarece Johnson speaking at the Justice for Black Lives march she organized, June 7, 2020
  • Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, June, 2020

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 43: Black Lives Matter." (Viewed on August 13, 2020) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-43-black-lives-matter>.

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