MLK Day: We need to act now for racial justice

This post originally appeared in The Times of Israel on January 14, 2017

By David Eisner, President & CEO, Repair the World

I thought it would feel good to be in a new year. Like many, I was ready for 2016 to end, to put this toxic election behind us and, along with it, the ugliness in public and private discourse, unmistakable efforts by both parties to win by depressing turnout for the other, and the anger, outrage and kind of violence I’d naively thought was behind us as a nation.

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MLK Day: We Need to Act Now for Racial Justice

This post originally appeared on The Times of Israel on January 14, 2017

By David Eisner

I thought it would feel good to be in a new year. Like many, I was ready for 2016 to end, to put this toxic election behind us and, along with it, the ugliness in public and private discourse, unmistakable efforts by both parties to win by depressing turnout for the other, and the anger, outrage and kind of violence I’d naively thought was behind us as a nation.

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Campaign Promotes Racial Justice Activism for Young Jews Over Martin Luther King Day Weekend

This post originally appeared in Haaretz on January 11, 2017

By Staff

The year-long “Act Now for Racial Justice,” a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the MLK holiday weekend.

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Campaign Gives Young Jews a Platform To Fight for Racial Justice

This post originally appeared in The Forward on January 11, 2017

By Marcy Oster

A campaign to engage Jewish young adults in taking action for racial justice is sponsoring a platform for people to find opportunities across the country for Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The year-long “Act Now for Racial Justice,” a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the MLK holiday weekend.

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Campaign promoting racial justice activism for young Jews over Martin Luther King weekend

This post originally appeared in JTA on January 11, 2017

By JTA Staff

A campaign to engage Jewish young adults in becoming activists for racial justice is sponsoring a platform for people to find opportunities across the country for Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The yearlong Act Now for Racial Justice, a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the King holiday weekend.

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Campaign Gives Young Jews a Platform To Fight for Racial Justice

This post originally appeared on The Forward on January 11, 2017

By Marcy Oster

A campaign to engage Jewish young adults in taking action for racial justice is sponsoring a platform for people to find opportunities across the country for Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The year-long “Act Now for Racial Justice,” a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the MLK holiday weekend.

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Campaign Promoting Racial Justice Activism for Young Jews Over Martin Luther King Weekend

This post originally appeared on JTA on January 11, 2017

By JTA

A campaign to engage Jewish young adults in becoming activists for racial justice is sponsoring a platform for people to find opportunities across the country for Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The yearlong Act Now for Racial Justice, a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the King holiday weekend.

Among the events happening in cities throughout the Unites States is Turn the Tables, a do-it-yourself dinner dialogue initiative. The Repair the World initiative provides guides for the dinners, which include discussion questions for conversations about racial justice, the election and inauguration, and the connection between Jewish values and racial justice.

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