Register Now: Davis Film Festival (at Home): Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

The UJA-JCC Greenwich Davis Film Festival is committed to bringing the world of contemporary Jewish cinema to Greenwich. For a refreshing alternative to multiplex blockbusters, they are empowering local residents to explore the latest in visual storytelling from Israel and around the world.

From February 13-16, 2021, the UJA-JCC Greenwich Davis Film Festival (at Home) will be featuring the film "Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance".

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Additional Information About "Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance"

"Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance" is a 95 minute documentary by Dr. Shari Rogers that explores how the historical ties between Black and Jewish Americans began long before the Civil Rights era.

Pivotal events of this alliance come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family and many others. With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together. The film is a tribute to the pursuit of what Dr. King called a "coalition of conscience" and a celebration of partnership, as well as an urgent call to action for today.

The film is available to Stream from Saturday, February 13 at 6 pm through Monday, February 15 at 8 pm.

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About UJA-JCC Greenwich

UJA-JCC Greenwich is Your Center for Jewish Community, Culture & Caring
We work to enrich the educational, cultural and social life of Greenwich while connecting Jewish communities through exceptional programs and worldwide Jewish philanthropy.

COMMUNITY
The 21st-century neighborhood, we invite the entire community to participate in shared experiences at an array of venues here in Greenwich. UJA-JCC Greenwich strives to build and grow community from PJ Library Parties in the Park to Comedy Night to raising the Israeli Flag together at Town Hall on Yom Ha'Atzmaut-Israel Independence Day. We do extensive outreach to newcomers with welcome baskets and social get togethers.

CULTURE
UJA-JCC Greenwich nurtures creativity and Jewish identity through programming that offers something for everyone while celebrating Jewish values. We partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to offer the PJ Library program to every Jewish child living in Greenwich between the ages of 6 months and 11 years old and help UConn Hillel provide a Jewish connection for over 150 students each week on Shabbat. UJA-JCC Greenwich has helped to send hundreds of Jewish young adults to connect with Israel through Birthright Israel.

 

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