Lunch & Learn: Civil Rights

Jan/22 12:15 am -
Jan/22 01:45 am

Gratz College Reading Room

The Historic Role of Jews

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:15am to 1:45am

Gratz College Reading Room

Join us as we explore the ties between Jewish groups and Civil Rights organizations. We will learn how Jewish and black leaders in the early 20th century teamed up together  to push for equality. While some of these issues only affected blacks, others affected Jews, as well. For example, we will look at how restrictive covenants on selling real estate affected blacks, Jews, and other minorities. We will also learn how Jewish lawyers and black lawyers partnered to fight injustice. 

Paul Finkelman, Ph.D., President of Gratz College, was most recently a Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa and the John E. Murray Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Dr. Finkelman brings decades of academic and legal experience to Gratz. He has published in a wide variety of areas including American Jewish history, religious liberty and separation of church and state, American legal history, constitutional law, slavery and race, and legal issues surrounding baseball.

$20 by January 7
$23 starting January 8
Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins are not guaranteed seats.

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Event contact information

For more information, contact Mindy Cohen:
215-635-7300 x155 or [email protected]
Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins are not guaranteed seats.

Register online here.