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Celebrating Jewish-American & AAPI Heritage Month

In Honor of Jewish-American and AAPI Heritage Month: A Story of Shared History & Solidarity

The Jewish Federations of North America, in Partnership with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation & the National Museum of American Jewish History

Thursday, May 20 2021 2:00 PM - Thursday, May 20 2021 3:00 PM

<p>This program will provide background on historical ties between Asian-American &amp; Pacific Islander and Jewish-American communities in the US, leading up to the current discrimination and violence that both groups continue to face on a regular basis through antisemitic and anti-Asian hate crimes. We will hear from historians, Members of Congress, and Jewish leaders of Asian descent as we discuss the challenges AAPI and Jewish communities face, what is being done to address incidents of hate, and actions we can all take to respond and come together.</p> <p><strong>FEATURED SPEAKERS:</strong><br /> Congresswoman <strong>Grace Meng</strong>, NY-6<br /> Congresswoman <strong>Young Kim</strong>, CA-39<br /> <strong>Joan Lubar</strong>,&nbsp;JEDI&nbsp;Chair, JFNA &amp; Incoming Board Chair, Milwaukee Jewish Federation<br /> <strong>Alene Sussman</strong>,&nbsp;Director, Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation<br /> <strong>Dr. Annie Polland</strong>, President, Tenement Museum<br /> <strong>Margaret Chin</strong>,&nbsp;Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center (CUNY) and Board Member, Tenement Museum &amp;&nbsp;Museum of Chinese in America&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Rabbi Mira Rivera</strong>,&nbsp;Rabbi &amp; Director of Pastoral Care, Romemu</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>