Pastor, former mayor to discuss racism and partnering for a more equitable Tucson

Jonathan Rothschild
Pastor D. Grady Scott

Pastor D. Grady Scott of the Grace Temple Baptist Church and former Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will discuss “African American and Jewish Communities: Partners for a More Equitable Tucson” in a Zoom presentation on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The discussion about racism both nationally and in Tucson is sponsored by the joint social justice and action committee of Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Or Chadash. Topics for discussion include rebuilding the relationship, addressing current issues, and moving forward to a more equitable Tucson.

Scott is the former chairman of the National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated, Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice Commission. He currently serves as the secretary and the community liaison for the Ministers Alliance of Tucson, and domain co-chair for the political action domain of the Interdenominational Minister’s Alliance of Tucson and vicinity. He also is a volunteer chaplain for the Pima County Adult Detention Center. He serves on the judicial merit selection committee for the city of Tucson and the safety and justice community collaborative committee.  He also served on the Tucson city charter review committee.

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Rothschild served as the 41st mayor of Tucson from 2011-2019. Prior to that he was managing partner at the law firm of Mesch Clark Rothschild, where he has resumed his practice. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona College of Law and a past chair of the State Bar of Arizona committee on examinations. Rothschild has a long history of service with many nonprofits in the community, including his time as president of Temple Emanu-El. As mayor he settled the Rio Nuevo dispute, created a central business district, built the streetcar line, and completed the 10,000 trees program as well as other initiatives.

To receive the Zoom link, register at https://tinyurl.com/EquitableTucson