We can't think of a more important time to talk about...
We can't think of a more important time to talk about...
Leadership Lunches are Back!
Conversations on Inclusive Leadership 
Hosted by Dr. Erica Brown
Ambassador Fitzgerald Haney
"Negotiating a Black Jewish Identity in Complex Times" March 17th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Ambassador Haney served as the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica under the Obama administration from 2015 to 2017. He has had a distinguished career as an American Diplomat and international businessman and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and conversational French. He has served on a number of non-profit and community boards such as the Foundation of Jewish Culture (co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer); Ayecha, a resource organization for Jews of Color and as an appointed member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
Judith Heumann 
 "Being Heumann: Promoting Everyone's Abilities" April 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Judith Heumann International Disability Rights activist.  Author (with Kristen Joiner), Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. Featured in Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, a 2020 American award winning documentary film, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, produced by the Obama Higher Ground Production. Senior Fellow, at the Ford Foundation (2017-2019), wrote “Road Map for Inclusion: Changing the Face of Disability in Media”. Served in the Obama and Clinton Administrations.
Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein 

"Working for Diversity" May 10th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST)

Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America and grew up in a mixed-race family in the ultra-orthodox community of Monsey, NY. Isaiah most recently served as Rabbi-in-Residence at Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability and is the co-founder of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement and Kamochah, a community for Black Orthodox Jews. He served as Spiritual Leader at Carmel Academy in Greenwich Connecticut and as Youth Director at the Young Israel of Stamford. He attended Kushner Yeshiva Highschool, almost two years studying in Israel, Binghamton University, followed by rabbinic ordination and his Master's in social work from Yeshiva University. Rothstein is a member of the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI Fellowship and was listed as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36. When he is not working to keep the world safe for democracy, Isaiah is writing a musical about Queen Esther.
All conversations will be hosted by Dr. Erica Brown, Director of the Mayberg Center and moderator of the Take Your Soul to Work Podcast. 

This session will be recorded. You must RSVP to receive the recording. 

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Academic Engagement Network through its Improving the Campus Climate Initiative (ICCI)
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