The Power of Protest: Access Black-Jewish Event @ Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta [20 March]

The Power of Protest: Access Black-Jewish Event

18:30 - 20:30

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Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Join us NEXT MONDAY for The Power of Protest: ACCESS Black-Jewish Event, in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Learn about how current leaders in the Black and Jewish communities are using historic movements as a template for change today!

Register at the link above!

Panelists include:

Xernona Clayton
Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Tereance Puryear
Erin Schrode

Moderator: Sherry Frank

Monday, March 20
6:30pm: Registration
7:00pm: Program
Admission: $15

Dinner will be served.

This program is made possible with generous support from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP along with the Ron & Lisa Brill Family Endowment for Interethnic and Interreligious Understanding.

Panelist biographies:

Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation. Dedicated to promoting racial understanding, she has been a civil rights activist for decades. She held positions with the National Urban League and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Xernona worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled extensively with Coretta Scott King. She hosted a daily prime time talk show and became a corporate Vice President for Urban Affairs with Turner Broadcasting. A recipient of numerous media awards, Xernona has been widely honored for her contributions to humanity.

Rabbi Joshua Lesser leads the dynamic Congregation Bet Haverim as a place dedicated to celebrating all aspects of Jewish life and creating a spiritual home that balances the needs of a diverse community. Throughout his tenure at Bet Haverim, Rabbi Lesser has worked with a wide variety of groups and coalitions to build a better community for Atlanta by focusing on building bridges between diverse communities as demonstrated through being a founder and past president of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and serving as the co-chair of Georgians Against Discrimination.

Tereance Puryear is the President of Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. Urban League of Greater Atlanta focuses heavily on empowering community members by providing tools for grassroots and political activism. As a native Atlantan with a strong commitment to the community, Tereance also serves on the advisory board of The Scholarship Academy and as a Scout Leader with Boy Scouts Troupe 100 at Best Academy. He is a proud member of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta.

Erin Schrode is a citizen activist, social entrepreneur and storyteller. As a leading voice on sustainability, social impact, and millennials and a vocal advocate for environmental action, public health and equal justice, she just ran an unprecedented campaign for US Congress in California. Since co-founding Turning Green, in 2005, she has developed eco education and action platforms to inspire, educate, and mobilize millions of students and the global public with this non-profit and beyond. Erin was on air with ABC during the election season, speaks internationally, consults with corporations, organizations and governments, and writes for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and Fusion, among others. She is frequently tapped as an expert for and featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, CNN, NBC, FOX, Seventeen, Forbes, and various media outlets. For more on Erin, visit and follow @ErinSchrode on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Sherry Frank retired in September 2006, after serving for 25 years as the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, Atlanta Office. A community activist and intergroup relations specialist, Sherry helped initiate the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), and was centrally involved in a wide array of interethnic and interfaith activities. She led several interfaith trips to Israel and participated in the first World Pilgrimage to Turkey. She has served on the National Boards of the National Council of Jewish Women and Mazon, a Jewish response to hunger.
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