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Our past actions include

Anti-oppression retreat
July 18, 2004 Tekiah leaders gathered to reflect and discuss our approach to fighting oppression in Tekiah, the Jewish community, and society at large. We discussed our own backgrounds that bring us to this work, creating a positive progressive Jewish identity, and defining the language we use to describe oppression. This was one step in an on-going process to integrate Tekiah's anti-oppression approach into all of our work.

Annual meeting — June 30, 2004
Tekiah’s second annual meeting was a great success with over 25 people attending. We elected a new steering committee and heard from two immigrant students about their efforts to pass a bill for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants who have attended high school in Massachusetts.

Fundraising training — June 14, 2004
Pam Rogers, long-time activist and fundraiser, held a training for Tekiah leaders on how to talk to people about becoming major donors to support Tekiahís work.

350th Anniversary of Jewish Immigration
to North America — May 2, 2004
Tekiah co-sponsored this event with the Jewish Community Relations Council, Workmenís Circle, American Jewish Historical Society and the Jewish Womenís Archives. Tekiah helped bring Fausto Da Rocha, director of the Brazilian Immigrant Center, to talk about current issues facing immigrants and connect historical struggles to today. Over 200 people attended the event.

Immigrant Students’ Graduation
Day at the State House
Tekiah members attended this state house event to show support for immigrant students working on the In-State Tuition Bill. The bill would allow about 400 undocumented students who have attended high school in Massachusetts to attend state colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates. This event was crucial for building support for this bill that ultimately did pass the legislature.

Book Reading with Loolwa
Khazzoom — April 22
Loolwa Khazzoom, founder of the Jewish Multicultural Project held a book reading from The Flying Camel, her anthology of writing from Jewish women of the Middle East.

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