It’s the Year of the Ox and we’re celebrating big! Tune into a special OneTable Live event on Instagram Live as Gen Slosberg, Co-Creator of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project, and Rachel DeAngelis, contributor and one of the stars of LUNAR, for a conversation around their personal significance of Chinese New Year falling on Shabbat this year. Gen and Rachel will also each share how Chinese and Jewish rituals and celebrations come together to build family traditions and chosen communities.
Meet Rachel and Gen:
Rachel DeAngelis is of mixed race Chinese-American and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and on top of that has an Italian last name – but that is a story for another time! She grew up in Northern California and is currently living in London, United Kingdom where she is studying towards a Masters in Modern European Studies. Rachel is looking forward to continuing the conversation surrounding mixed-race identities and hopes she can be a voice for those seeking more Hapa representation. In her spare time, Rachel can be found in the mountains, by the sea, or at the crafty table. Oh, and she can make a mean matzoh ball soup.
Gen Slosberg is a non-profit professional working at Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA). Her professional work revolves around organizing and building power for Jewish Youth of Color. The Co-Creator of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project, Gen is passionate about strengthening multicultural connections and affirming the messiness and fluidity of identity. She is a writer, advocate and amateur fusion food cook. A fun fact is she speaks three languages and can code in 2 more (lol)! Gen received her B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2020.
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