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Slavery in Mamaroneck Township (ZOOM)

October 24, 2021, 10:00 am

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It struck us, in learning that our local streets (Palmer, De Lancey, etc.) were named for slaveholders, that real human beings labored and contributed to our community, and those enslaved had names and faces and stories…

How is it that we did not know?

And, how do we as a Jewish community fit into this history?  Starting with this entree to the past and future programs which will continue to explore Racial Justice  in our current day, WJC hopes to build greater awareness regarding these issues.  On Sunday, October 24 at 10:00 am we invite Ned Benton and John Pruitts, the founders of REALM (Recognizing Enslaved Africans of Larchmont Mamaroneck) to speak to us. They will provide an opportunity to learn about the neglected history of Slavery which existed right here in Mamaroneck.

As Jews, we are a people whose own history makes us who we are, and we value its importance.  It is our obligation to rectify an egregious omission of history endured by the enslaved people who lived here.  They may well have walked by the very place where our synagogue sits today.  Please join us!

Note change: This event will be available on Zoom only.

Mark your calendar for a remarkable morning. This event is for the WJC Community, family, and friends and has been organized by SOJAC with help from a UJA Federation grant.

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Meeting ID: 884 7307 8484 • Passcode: SOJAC1!

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