Rothschild Lecture feat. civil rights expert Eric Ward

October 29, 2020 Free
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The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory will feature Eric K. Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center, as the speaker for this year’s Rothschild Lecture. With roots in community organizing and civil rights work, Mr. Ward has been a leading voice in national discussions on how to combat hate violence and preserve democratic institutions, governance, and inclusive societies.

Titled “Skin in the Game: American Jews, Whiteness, and the Contemporary Movement for Racial Justice,” the event will be conducted virtually over Zoom. Rather than a traditional lecture, it will be organized as a conversation, in which the Tam Institute’s director, Eric L. Goldstein, will interview and engage with Mr. Ward about the historical contexts, current challenges, and future possibilities that together reflect Jews’ complex and often contradictory place in America’s racial terrain. Goldstein is the author of the 2006 book, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Society.

Ward and Goldstein will also discuss the connections between antisemitism and white nationalist ideology in the United States. More broadly, the program seeks to explore where American Jews stand in relation to the nation’s reckoning with the issues of race, white privilege, and inequality, and what stake they have in this process.

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