Sarah Lawrence College religion faculty member Glenn Dynner has drawn together a panel to explore issues of Black-Jewish Relations in America. Looking back at years of cooperation during the Civil Rights era, as well as various artistic affinities and collaborations, the panel will also discuss tensions between the two groups, specifically examining the highly publicized incident that occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in recent years. One of the panelists, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, was a central figure in that episode and will speak about his experience.
Other panel members include Rachel Buff, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee who will present a history of West Indian and Jewish immigration to certain areas of Brooklyn and the genesis of tensions there, and SLC's Glenn Dynner who will provide a brief history of Hasidism.
Jonathan Karp, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at SUNY Binghamton will discuss the vibrant cultural exchanges between Black and Soviet Yiddish artists during the 1940's and 1950's and Sarah Lawrence history faculty member Komozi Woodward will present the common backgrounds of recent "emancipations," political radicalism, and struggles for civil rights, dating to the early 20 th century.
The program takes place on Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Please call (914) 395-2412 for additional information.