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2001

April 2 Tekiah holds a Seder teach-in on "Immigrant Labor, Biblical and Contemporary."

May 1 Tekiah joins a major May Day march on the Boston Common for amnesty for undocumented immigrants. National labor leadership takes part, shortly after the AFL-CIO's historic decision to support such a position.

September 9 Tekiah holds a meeting to select a first campaign. We come out with a number of prospects and a good deal of momentum"which is shattered two days later.

October 22 Tekiah decides, for its first campaign, to support efforts to defeat a proposed ballot measure against bilingual education (spearheaded by California software magnate Ron Unz, who had passed a similar measure there). A subgroup attempts to pursue simultaneous work on Jews and class, but energy is spread too thin.

December 11 Chanukah teach-in on bilingual education kicks off the campaign. It's a good event, but there aren't enough latkes.

2002

March 2 Tekiah hosts a workshop with educator Loolwa Khazzoom titled "White Jews, People of Color, Jews of Color." http://www.loolwa.com/programs.html#color

May 23 Tekiah okays proposal to create a steering committee and hire a staffperson.

June 4 First steering committee elected.

July 10 Tekiah offers its bilingual education workshop for the first time. The audience is from Jewish Interaction, a local organization of young Jews. Tekiah members created this workshop, which focuses on bilingual education and Jewish history and identity. By the election, Tekiah will have offered the workshop to roughly 100 people.

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