In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things:
- Acknowledge that we have work to do, both as a Jewish community and as individuals;
- Recognize the diversity within our Jewish community and understand that in order to tackle racial inequities outside our community, we first must do this within our community; and
- Use the mirrors/windows analogy to remember to both reflect inward and look outward to see what works remains to be done and where we must improve.
Where have you already begun to do this holy work? Where can you commit to doing it more?
Visit URJ.org/MLK for resources to commemorate MLK Day and Shabbat Tzedek and to find year-round resources for engaging in the continued pursuit of racial justice.