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"History will have to record the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."
                                                                                                             — Martin Luther King, Jr.


 

EmpOwer Racial Justice is the realization of the Shul's commitment to the ideas and actions necessary to create an equitable playing field in all aspects of life for all people, and to the fight to end systemic oppression and the creation of a truly anti-racist society.  

We, at the Shul of New York, stand fully committed to doing our part in the struggle to end systemic racism. Step one in that process is to educate ourselves about the history of systemic racism in the U.S. and the continued efforts to oppress Black people and people of color.  Step two is activism. The Shul offers many opportunities to engage in this process individually and in community:

  • Check out our list of readings and organizations below;
  • Register for the Shul’s next Justice in June program: our month-long, group learning and discussion sessions  a transformative deep dive into history and current issues;
  • Hear from activist speakers on Shabbat and at programs;
  • Take action through the recommendations of the Justice Coordinator.


"The time is always right to do what is right.”

                                               — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 




Justice in June at The Shul of New York

 

The Shul of New York's Justice in June program is built upon the original Justice in June project created by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace in June 2020 after the murder of George Floyd.  It has evolved to become a deep dive into understanding systemic racial injustice to be better able to take action as informed allies.

The readings, podcasts, videos, and peer-led discussions that are part of each month-long Justice in June program have been a life-changing experience for many people from the Shul. 

If you are interested in learning more or joining the next series, please contact Karen Seidman at karen@theshulofnewyork.org.  

 


 


SILENCE = COMPLICITY
 

Today, and always, we must never forget the lives lost to the terror of racism, excessive force, and countless other injustices.  We must demand policy changes, equity, and justice for all.  In order to bring about lasting change, we must speak up, vote, and fight the cancer of inequity, racism, and white supremacy.  The #SayTheirNames list is a work in progress and includes the names of Black people killed in the U.S. by police and by civilians.
 

SAY THEIR NAMES
 

JENOAH DONALD  PATRICK WARREN  XZAVIER HILL  BENNIE EDWARDS  CASEY GOODSON JR.  AIDEN ELLISON  QUAWAN CHARLES  WALTER WALLACE JR.  JONATHAN PRICE  KURT REINHOLD  DIJON KIZZEE  DAMIAN DANIELS  ANTHONY MCCLAIN  JULIAN LEWIS  MAURICE ABISDID-WAGNER  RAYSHARD BROOKS  PRISCILLA SLATER  ROBERT FORBES  KAMAL FLOWERS  JAMEL FLOYD  DAVID MCATEE  JAMES SCURLOCK  CALVIN HORTON JR.  TONY MCDADE  DION JOHNSON  GEORGE FLOYD  MAURICE GORDON  CORNELIUS FREDERICKS   STEVEN TAYLOR  DANIEL PRUDE  BREONNA TAYLOR  BARRY GEDEUS  MANUEL ELLIS   AHMAUD ARBERY  LIONEL MORRIS  JAQUYN O'NEILL LIGHT  WILLIAM GREEN  DARIUS TARVER  MICIAH LEE  JOHN NEVILLE  MICHAEL DEAN  ATATIANA JEFFERSON  BYRON WILLIAMS  ELIJAH MCCLAIN  JALEEL MEDLOCK  DOMINIQUE CLAYTON  PAMELA TURNER   RONALD GREENE  STERLING HIGGINS  BRADLEY BLACKSHIRE  JASSMINE MCBRIDE  ALEAH JENKINS  EMANTIC BRADFORD JR.  JEMEL ROBERSON  CHARLES ROUNDTREE JR.  BOTHAM JEAN  HARITH AUGUSTUS  JASON WASHINGTON  ANTWON ROSE JR.  ROBERT WHITE  EARL MCNEIL  MARCUS-DAVID PETERS  DORIAN HARRIS  DANNY RAY THOMAS  STEPHON CLARK   RONELL FOSTER  DAMON GRIMES  JAMES LACY  CHARLEENA LYLES  MIKEL MCINTYRE   JORDAN EDWARDS  TIMOTHY CAUGHMAN  ALTERIA WOODS  DESMOND PHILLIPS  DEBORAH DANNER  ALFRED OLANGO  TERENCE CRUTCHER  CHRISTIAN TAYLOR  JAMARION ROBINSON  DONNELL THOMPSON JR.  JOSEPH MANN  PHILANDO CASTILE   ALTON STERLING  JAY ANDERSON JR.  DAVID JOSEPH  ANTRONIE SCOTT  BETTIE JONES   QUINTONIO LEGRIER  COREY JONES  SAMUEL DUBOSE  DARRIUS STEWART  SANDRA BLAND  SUSIE JACKSON  DANIEL SIMMONS  ETHEL LANCE  MYRA THOMPSON  CYNTHIA HURD  DEPAYNE MIDDLETON-DOCTOR  SHARONDA COLEMAN-SINGLETON  CLEMENTA PINCKNEY  TYWANZA SANDERS  KALIEF BROWDER  FREDDIE GRAY  NORMAN COOPER   WALTER SCOTT  NATASHA MCKENNA  RUMAIN BRISBON   TAMIR RICE  AKAI GURLEY •   TANISHA ANDERSON  LAQUAN MCDONALD  CAMERON TILLMAN  DARRIEN HUNT  MICHAEL BROWN  KAJIEME POWELL  MICHELLE CUSSEAUX  DANTE PARKER  EZELL FORD  AMIR BROOKS  JOHN CRAWFORD III  ERIC GARNER  JERRY DWIGHT BROWN  VICTOR WHITE III   MARQUISE JONES  YVETTE SMITH  RENISHA MCBRIDE  JONATHAN FERRELL  DEION FLUDD   GABRIEL WINZER  WAYNE A. JONES  KIMANI GRAY  KAYLA MOORE  COREY STINGLEY   DARNESHA HARRIS  JORDAN DAVIS  MOHAMED BAH  SGT. JAMES BROWN  DARIUS SIMMONS  REKIA BOYD  TRAYVON MARTIN  WILLIE RAY BANKS  KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN SR. CLETIS WILLIAMS  ROBERT RICKS  EUGENE ELLISON  DANROY "DJ" HENRY JR.  AIYANA STANLEY-JONES  LAWRENCE ALLEN  OSCAR GRANT  JULIAN ALEXANDER  MARVIN PARKER   DEAUNTA FARROW  SEAN BELL  KATHRYN JOHNSTON  TIMOTHY STANSBURY JR.  ALBERTA SPRUILL  ANTHONY DWAIN LEE  RICKY BYRDSONG  AMADOU DIALLO  JAMES BYRD JR.   NICHOLAS HEYWARD JR.  MARY MITCHELL  SHARON WALKER  ELEANOR BUMPURS  EDWARD GARDNER  ELTON HAYES  FRED HAMPTON  MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.  ALBERTA ODELL    JONES  JIMMIE LEE JACKSON  JAMES EARL CHANEY  LOUIS ALLEN  MEDGAR EVERS   HERBERT LEE  JOHN EARL REESE  EMMETT TILL  WILLIAM MCDUFFIE   DELLA MCDUFFIE   MALCOLM WRIGHT  GEORGE STINNEY JR.  DR. ANDREW C. JACKSON   AND SO MANY OTHER LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN....

KNOW NAMES THAT ARE MISSING?  SHARE THEM HERE.

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