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Furthering the Discussion: Fighting White Supremacy From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 8, 2021 26 Nisan 5781

8:30 PM - 9:30 PMYou must attend Fighting White Supremacy From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill to receive the Zoom meeting link to this discussion

We'll be joined by several facilitators and split into small groups in break-out rooms to further the discussion begun by the Fighting White Supremacy From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill event.  Participants will be able to self-select which break out room to attend. 

To attend this discussion, you must have registered to attend Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill.  The link will be emailed to registrants prior to the webinar and during the webinar.  

The following facilitators will join us: 

  • Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek has been the rabbi of Beacon Hebrew Alliance since 2011. He lives in town with his wife and two children.
  • Rev. Sam Speers is Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Vassar College, where he's served since 1999.
  • Anna Marcus is a grant writer and personal historian who lives in Beacon with her husband and daughter.
  • Jody Miller is the Executive Director, Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights.
  • Ron Hammond is a teacher with the Beacon City Schools and has been deeply committed to the principles of Restorative Practicas and equity in public education.
  • Ahmad Free-Cohen is a person who believes in fighting for peace.
  • Justice McCray is a librarian and activist, and they are one of the cofounders of Beacon4BlackLives.
  • Taneisha Means is a Black woman Political Science and Africana Studies professor at Vassar College who lives in the Poughkeepsie area with her husband, two children, and 120-lb American bulldog.
  • Jesse Lunin-Pack has lived in the Hudson Valley since 2018 and is excited to have spiritual home at the Beacon Hebrew Alliance. He lives with his wife, Liz, and two sons, Gabe and Seth, in Putnam Valley and works as a financial planner.
  • Tyler Epps is passionate about liberation. He is a father of triplets and lives in Beacon, NY
  • Rev. Tenku Ruff, Head Priest of Beacon Zen Temple, is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest with over 25 years of training and experience. She is also the Director of Spiritual Services at Phelps Hospital.
  • Kyle Conway is 1st Vice President of the Newburgh/Highland Falls branch of the NAACP and 
    an educator who believes in social responsibility.
  • Paloma Wake is Vice-Chair of the City of Beacon Human Relations Commission, a leading member of Beacon4BlackLives, and a candidate for Beacon City Council.
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