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Aviva Kempner, '76 to Speak on Jewish & African American Civil Rights

Monday, August 26, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Aviva Kempner
Alumna Aviva Kempner, '76, a documentary film maker, DC Statehood activist, and Director of the Ciesla Foundation is co-organizing and will speak at this star-studded event: 

Reflections on the Jewish and African American Civil Rights Alliances
On behalf of On the Potomac Productions and the Ciesla Foundation,we would like to cordially invite you to attend our symposium at the New York University- Washington DC Campus, entitled "Reflections on the Jewish and African American Civil Rights Alliances."The symposium will be held at The Constance Milstein Family Global Academic Center, 1307 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 on August 27th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will recognize Jewish and African American constituencies who supported the March on Washington and the Civil Rights movement. The forum will also discuss the evolution of African American and Jewish alliances including historical best practices and future opportunities.

Leaders of the African American and Jewish communities will participate including:
Mayor Vincent Gray --- Mayor of the District of Columbia
Susannah Heschel --Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth, Daughter of Rabbi Heschel
Eleanor Holmes Norton -- U.S. Congressional Representative, District of Columbia
Rabbi Dresner -- Freedom Rider and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Frank Smith-- DC Chairman of the District’s Host Committee for the March on Washington
Matt Nosanchuk -- Jewish Liaison, Office of Public Engagement, White House
Clarence Page -- Columnist, Chicago Tribune & Contributor NBC News
Johnny Taylor -- CEO and President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund,
Aviva Kempner-- Director/Producer of contemporary Rosenwald Schools film
Leroy Nesbitt -- Executive Director, Black Student Fund
Glenn Rabin, Esq.-- Executive Director, Telecom Advocacy Projects
James Kidd-- Editor, Public Square
Ed Hailes -- General Counsel, Managing Director, Advancement Project (Voting Rights)
Judge Stanley Sporkin - Retired Federal Judge, U.S. District Court, D.C.
Thomas Hart Jr.--President of On the Potomac Productions

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