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Amplifying Voices will continue with virtual civil rights tour

T. Marie King

Amplifying Voices, a six-part virtual series, provides an opportunity to explore the intersectional relationship between the Black and Jewish communities. Launched in October by the Tucson Jewish Community Center and a group of community partners, it will continue on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. with session five, “Learning the Land, a Virtual Civil Rights Tour.”

Activist, speaker, and trainer T. Marie King will lead the virtual civil rights tour and interactive discussion with an emphasis on the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. The program will be moderated by Samantha Dubrinsky, executive director of the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham.

Register for the program here.

“The program is designed to create space for Jews of Color to share their experiences as both Jews and Black people, and is available to anyone who would like to learn from an incredible panel of Black Jewish leaders and allies,” says Jennifer Selco, the Tucson J’s director of Jewish life and learning.

Amplifying Voices is presented by the J, the UA Hillel Foundation, Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the UA, the Dunbar Pavilion, the Levite JCC in Birmingham, the Safety Respect and Equity Coalition, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. JCCs and Hillels from around the country are also participating in the program.

Each session of Amplifying Voices is offered with a suggested cost of $12 for JCC members or $18 for the general public. Sliding scale pricing is available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, contact Selco at jselco@tucsonjcc.org.