Upcoming Opportunities from URJ Audacious Hospitality

December 2, 2020

Audacious Hospitality, the URJ’s focused effort on racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (REDI) work, is a transformative spiritual practice rooted in the belief that we will be a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community when we fully incorporate the diversity that is the reality of modern Jewish life.

Audacious Hospitality continuously updates its resources and training opportunities as well as creates new innovative and strategic initiatives to deepen our impact and expand our reach. We invite you to register to join any or all upcoming trainings and learning opportunities to engage with this important work:

1. Jews of Color & People of Color in the Reform Movement Affinity Space December Gathering

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 6:30pm ET

These gatherings will be led by and are specifically for Jews of Color and Jewish Adjacent People of Color (those of us who are People of Color and do not identify as Jewish, but are partnered with a Jewish person or part of a Jewish family). Affinity spaces provide a place for People of Color to connect around their lived experiences, without having to comfort or teach white people about race and racism.

2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Community Training Series

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 8pm ET, plus additional dates through January 18

This four-part series will include the Audacious Hospitality 101 training as well as three additional trainings that provide an in-depth overview on how to create a diversity, equity, and inclusion working group, utilize the Audacious Hospitality Congregational Assessment, and talk with your community’s leadership about next steps towards addressing oppression in your community.

You may attend the first 90-minute session as a stand-alone DEI intro session or join us for the full four-session series. If you do choose to attend the full series, we ask you to commit to attending all four sessions, as each session builds upon the previous one.

3. Audacious Hospitality's Affinity Space Training

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 8pm ET

This affinity space training will provide information about race-based affinity spaces and how they can be powerful against fighting oppression, and how to go about starting them in your community. This training is for anyone interested in learning about or starting a race-based affinity space in their community.

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