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Being Jewish in the Current Political Climate

A discussion with author & UCLA professor
Karen Brodkin
Sunday January 21 10:30 a.m.

Racism and anti-Semitism are as American as apple pie. And yet, since World War II ended, there’s been relatively little anti-Semitism in this country. Why is it on the upswing now? To answer that, we need to ask why has there been so little of it in most of our lifetimes.

Karen Brodkin will lead us in a discussion on this and other issues facing Jews and intercultural families today.

Karen Brodkin is Professor Emerita at UCLA, a former Director of Women’s Studies Program, and Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at UCLA. She teaches and writes about race, gender, labor and grassroots activism. Her books include Caring by the Hour: Women, Work and Organizing at Duke Medical Center; How Jews Became White Folks and What that Says about Race in America; and two recent books on activism in Los Angeles, Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles and Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles.