Organizing for Racial Justice while Staying Spiritually Grounded

How can spiritual practices help us as we mourn, process, and organize for racial justice? How might ancestral contemplative tools support our liberation work, allowing us to tap into more resilience in the fight against the oppressive systems that devalue black and brown life? In this Claiming Williams session, WCJA will host a screening and discussion of 40 Days of Teshuva, a short film about a racial justice action in Brooklyn, NY that was held during the summer of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd. We will explore how our social justice work can flourish when we’re able to show up as our most grounded, full selves, especially in these incredibly hard moments. We will also examine how Jewish spiritual tools and technologies like prayer, teshuva, and mussar support our work of social change in general and racial justice in particular.

9:15-10:45 a.m. 

Sponsored by the Williams College Jewish Association (WCJA)