When Slavery Hits Home

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Mayerson JCC to present a traveling exhibit on historic and modern day slavery in time for the Passover holiday.Slavery, both historic and modern day, is explored through artwork, short videos, lectures and films. This ground-breaking mutli-media exhibit features art through the ages, and is open to the public for the first time at the Mayerson JCC.In partnership with Mayerson JCC, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

The Solomon Northup Tour

After watching the film, Twelve Years A Slave, my colleague, Rich Cooper, and I were reeling with emotions. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance as Solomon Northup gave us goosebumps – not to mention the performances by Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o. Everyone I talked to was processing the film days later, and we realized how important it was to work through the emotions this film rattled inside of us.

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