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Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s
December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE:
Professor Dollinger’s most recent book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance In The 1960s, takes a new and different look at Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement, showing how American Jews leveraged the Black Power movement to increase Jewish ethnic and religious identity in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Join us as we explore never-before-seen historical documents that reveal a story that’s been hidden from view for over half a century. With so much contemporary interest in Black Lives Matter and larger questions of race and justice, we’ll explore a fascinating and surprising Jewish past.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies. Professor Dollinger is author of four scholarly books in American Jewish history, most recently Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance in the 1960s. His next project traces his own experience fighting campus anti-Semitism at both right-wing and left-wing universities.
Dr. Dollinger is a past president of both the Jewish Community High School of the Bay
and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Dr. Dollinger serves as academic vice president of
Lehrhaus Judaica as well as trustee of URJ Camp Newman. He sits on the California
advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was named
Volunteer of the Year by the SF Jewish Community Federation, and was awarded the San Francisco JCRC’s Courageous Leader award.
Professor Dollinger helped actress Helen Hunt learn about her Jewish roots
on the prime-time NBC show, “Who Do You Think You Are?”