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Pursuing Justice: Strategies for Families Committed to Racial Justice

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In this interactive workshop, we will support and empower families to engage young people in meaningful anti-racist conversations (and action!) that is grounded both in universal values and Jewish traditions. Together, we will enhance our parenting for racial justice "toolkit" through reflection, relationship-building, and practice. Led by Megan Madison and Adina Alpert. 

Co-presented by the Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life and Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School.


Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is an early childhood scholar, activist, and practitioner based in New York City. She holds an MS in early childhood education from Dominican University and a BA in studies in religion from the University of Michigan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. When she's not working on finishing up her dissertation, she works as a trainer for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, the Human Root, and the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute. She holds New York's Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credential (T-TAP) and specializes in facilitating workshops for teachers of young children on race, gender, sexuality, and family diversity. Megan recently completed a term as the first student representative on the governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Adina Alpert is the Training Manager at Bend the Arc, where she spends her time thinking about and working on how to give Jewish activists the tools and analysis they need to help build a truly multiracial democracy. Adina is a facilitator with a background in education and an alum of the Avodah Justice Fellowship and Resetting the Table Facilitation Training. Before coming to Bend the Arc, Adina served as Director of Youth Programming at Congregation Beth Am in San Diego. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Adina holds a BA in Political Science and Education from UC San Diego.