November 15, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Led by T. Wise for our Class of 2026 and Their Parents

Monday, November 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. on

In this session, we will consider our own identities by exploring what we are taught about ourselves and our communities, what relationships our white Jewish communities have with Black communities, and what white people in this country are taught about the history of racism. We will then work to identify how racism operates in our society, from employment and education to the criminal justice system to the media. What are examples of racism we see in our own lives? What racism is more ‘close to home’ and what is systemic?

Our current 9th graders and their parents benefited from this same program last spring. Following our November Zoom session, teens in both our classes of 2026 and 2025 (without the parents) will come together on Zoom with T for processing and plans for further action on Wednesday, December 15.

In lieu of tuition or program fee, please consider donating $18 to one of the following organizations: Decarceration Project, National Harm Reduction Coalition, Make the Road NY, or Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

T Wise

T grew up in Cincinnati at Adath Israel Congregation where his father was the rabbi and his mother was a Jewish educator and community leader. He has worked as a Jewish educator in Brooklyn for twelve years.

T studied African-American Studies at Howard University and finished his degree at Hunter College, focusing on curriculum design to engage white people in becoming anti-racist. T is a writer and performer of essays, comedy, and poetry, and currently developing his first TV screenplay.