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Deadline to Register: Aug. 30
Join Jake Rubin, Executive Director at the Brody Jewish Center - Hillel at the University of Virginia, and Yavilah McCoy, educator, activist and diversity practitioner, for a discussion on insights gleaned and questions raised following the events in Charlottesville that will be moderated by Sheila Katz, VP of Student Engagement and Leadership at Hillel International. Together we will explore questions like, what does it mean to hold white privilege and experience anti-Semitism for white Jewish students? How might this differ for Jews of color and other intersectional identities? How have the recent events impacted and informed the work at Hillel at UVA? Walk away with ideas and best practices to kick-off the academic year with an inclusive and intersectional lens.
This session is open to all Hillel professionals, as well as members of Hillel International’s Board of Directors, Investors Council, and Hillel U Board of Advisors.
- Wednesday, August 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheila Katz was named as one of five women to watch by Craigslist Founder, Craig Newmark. She is an expert in facilitating reflective conversations and creating multi-channel technology campaigns that lead to in person action. Sheila was Hillel International's first Vice President for Social Entrepreneurship, working to engage Jewish students on the periphery of Jewish life and now serves as the Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership. Previously, Sheila co-Founded Ask Big Questions, a national initiative of Hillel that brings diverse college students together for conversations that help people understand themselves and others. Sheila has served on multiple White House Committees under the Obama administration focused on higher education and women’s rights. She has a B.A. in Politics from Ithaca College and a M.S. in teaching from Pace University. Sheila is a proud alumna of the Wexner Field Fellowship, the Shalom Hartman Institute Campus Fellowship and Teach for America.
Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director).
Questions? Please contact HillelU@hillel.org