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We are sharing information as we learn it about Jewish participation in the 2019 Women’s Marches in our region.

On January 19, our friends and sisters Yavilah McCoy and Shifra Bronznick will be leading a “Jewish Women March for Justice” gathering at the Women’s March in Washington, DC.

There will be a pre-March gathering at 8:30 AM, departing for Freedom Plaza at 9:30 AM.

Meet at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue NW.

A group of Jewish Women of Color (and Jew of Color allies) are traveling to DC for the Women’s March. They are in need of housing in DC on the night of January 18th.

While JUFJ Baltimore is not able to organize an official Jewish event celebrating Shabbat and participating in the Baltimore Women’s March, we stand in solidarity with our allies and the goals of the march. The Baltimore march is not affiliated with the national march, and its goals and vision are local. We encourage our members to attend if they are able and their Shabbat observance allows.

Here is Yavilah and Shifra’s message about their gathering:

“Dear Ones,

We are writing to ask you to join us at the Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 19th.  We want you there with us because we believe that this is the time for us to affirm together that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. 

Jewish women — named specifically in the Unity Principles articulated below  — have so much to offer and so much to gain from linking our struggles for equality, equity and dignity with those of our sisters.  The Unity Principles were developed with the full participation of Jewish women’s voices and reflect many of our cherished and heartfelt values.

We want you with us because Jewish women’s identities are intersectional.  We value our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-classed, multi-gendered, differently observant, differently abled, and intergenerational community of women as powerful.  Our liberation and our country and world’s future depends on our capacity to learn, grow and take action  together.  It is rarely easy, but it is always essential. …

In loving sisterhood,  

Yavilah McCoy and Shifra Bronznick”

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to let them know.

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