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Monday, November 6, 2023

10-11 am PT/1-2 pm ET

Making our workplaces and communal spaces more equitable requires an intersectional multi-dimensional approach. We know that racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of inequity and discrimination are inextricably linked.

Join SRE Network and a panel of leading changemakers and thought leaders to deepen your understanding of how gender, race, sexuality, ability, and other marginalized identities intersect in experiences of harm. Dr. Deitra Reiser, Chai Feldblum, and Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael will explore how to integrate an intersectional approach into our equity work and ensure this work is done using explicit equity lenses for racial, gender, accessibility, gender identity, and sexuality equity. We’ll share practical strategies for navigating internal challenges and complexities of this work.

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Who Should Attend:
This training is open to all professionals who work in the Jewish community.

Pre-registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.

About Our Speakers

Chai Feldblum (she/her) is a long-time civil rights advocate and scholar, specializing in issues regarding LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and women. She was a law professor at Georgetown Law in Washington DC for many years, helping non-profit organizations advance their legislative social justice goals through a Federal Legislation Clinic staffed by law students.  Chai helped draft and negotiate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and, as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, spearheaded coverage of LGBT people under sex discrimination law. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the AbilityOne Commission, a federal agency devoted to the employment of people with significant disabilities.

Deitra Reiser, Ph.D. (she/her) is the founder and principal of Transform for Equity. She focuses on creating space for the exploration of race and racism. Using the lens of intersectionality, Dr. Reiser fosters greater understanding among individuals and within institutions. And she supports their continued growth through antiracist thoughts and actions. Serving as a school psychologist and educator for twenty years provides Dr. Reiser with a solid foundation for individual and institutional change. In addition to her experience as an educator and facilitator, Dr. Reiser has worked with numerous local and national organizations as a speaker, coach, workshop facilitator, strategic thought partner, and change agent on antiracism, race in the United States, and belonging.

Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/they) is Keshet’s Director of Education & Training, where he supports organizations across the spectrum of Jewish life to build communities in which LGBTQ+ Jews and our families can thrive. Before Keshet, Micah had the position of Coordinator of Community Chaplaincy with the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of St. Louis, where they provided personalized support, connection, and meaningful programming for individuals throughout the St. Louis community. His work took him to hospitals, nursing care facilities, private residences, and many unexpected places! Throughout his career, Micah has advocated and educated for LGBTQ+ belonging, leading trainings and consultations within his local community and the broader Jewish community nationwide.

Moderator: Elana Wien (she/her/hers) is the inaugural Executive Director of SRE Network. A trusted community leader, Elana brings a wealth of experience. Prior to joining SRE Network in November 2019, she served as vice president for the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles where she led grant programs and provided philanthropic counsel to individuals and families, overseeing $100M in grants benefiting hundreds of nonprofits over the course of her tenure. Elana has a strong track record of supporting innovation, building capacity, fostering meaningful partnerships, and taking projects and organizations to scale. With a passion for civil rights, community relations, strategic communications, fundraising and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, her prior roles have included assistant regional director of the Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles and consultant to nonprofit clients including a regional medical center, a national early childhood think tank, a major LA County community clinic system, and a youth homeless services agency.

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