Immigrants Rights workshop
at Spitzer Hillel Forum Tekiah presented a workshop at the national Spitzer
Hillel Forum. The workshop encouraged students to think about their own families'
histories of immigration and connect those stories to the struggles of immigrants
today. The workshop had a particular focus on undocumented immigrants and their
struggle in Massachusetts and elsewhere to have the opportunity to attend state
colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates.
Workshop with Yevilah
McCoy — January 7 Yevilah McCoy, director of the Ayecha Institute, held
a workshop that we co-sponsored with the Jewish Organizing Initiative on
how internalized communal anti-Semitism and U.S. racism contributed to the
marginalization of Jews of color and others within the Jewish community.
Latkes and Vodkas —
December 20, 2004 Our first annual fundraising party was a huge success
with plenty of potato latkes and vodka drinks to go around, plus dancing
music and an awesome raffle!
Other past events A year-long campaign to educate the Jewish
community about the importance of bilingual education and to turn out the
Jewish community to vote against Ron Unz's anti-bilingual education ballot
question, Question 2 (unfortunately, Question 2 passed)
A social justice Tashlich
on Rosh Hashana, in which we cast the sins of social & economic injustice into the Charles River, & rededicated
ourselves to working for change.
A Passover Seder workshop on the obstacles faced by
immigrants today, drawing a parallel between the Exodus story and immigrant
Mobilizing a Jewish contingent to the annual May Day
Rally for Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants
Participated in rallies and actions against corporate
globalization, such as A16, the Washington, D.C. protests against the World
Bank and IMF