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Black Jewish Freedom Seder Draws Diverse Audience at Northwestern University

by Cydney Topaz, Assistant Director |Apr 29, 2009|Comments


Students participate in Hillel's black Jewish freedom Seder.

In celebration of the historical and current alliances between Black and Jewish communities on a wide range of social justice issues, Northwestern University's Tzedek Hillel and For Members Only (Northwestern's Black Jewish Alliance) hosted the 7th annual Black Jewish Freedom Seder on April 23. The Seder is an opportunity for the communities to commemorate past collaborations, confirm their commitment to future partnerships and explore current social justice issues through the lens of the Passover Seder.

This year's speakers were Roz and Don Pelles. Roz Pelles is the director of Civil, Human and Women's Rights for the AFL-CIO. She and her husband, Don Pelles, are both longtime civil rights activists. Their story represents the bond that Blacks and Jews shared during the Civil Rights Movement and the common commitment to social justice that both communities hold close at heart. More than 100 students and faculty were in attendance.


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