This is Personal provokes the questions: how are women differently impacted by race, religion, sexual and gender identity and how did this play out in the Women's March following the 2016 election? How do people work together when they disagree? Join the conversation as a diverse panel of Jewish Women of Color lead the post-film conversation.
This is Personal: Intersectional Identity and the Women's March
Sunday, July 21 | 3:30 PM
Spark Arts | 4229 18th Street, San Francisco
Panel and Conversation facilitated by Ilana Kaufman, Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative
Confirmed Panelists- Rebekkah Scharf, Tonda Case, Leili Davari
Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 17.
We look forward to a stellar year of #SFJEWISHFILM with you.
The 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), July 18 - August 4, 2019, presented by the Jewish Film Institute (JFI), is here. SFJFF39 celebrates the full complexity and diversity of the Jewish experience through film and media from the world's most innovative makers.
Ilana Kaufman is the Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative. She has been featured in the Jewish Times of America and has published articles in The Forward, eJewish Philanthropy and The Foundation Review. Kaufman is also a nationally regarded thought leader on the importance of grappling at the intersection of Jewish commuinities, Jewish identity, and racial justice, and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Code Switch.
Tonda Case is a Leadership Development professional, activist and educator. Oakland based, she is a Program Management Consultant at DIMENSIONS Inc, a Jewish Woman of Color founded and led Diversity & Equity consulting group in Boston. Her activism focuses on relationship building, advocacy and strategic planning in communities of color and in the Jews of Color community. Tonda currently serves on the board of Bend the Arc and is a proud member of Bend the Arc's Selah Leadership Training Cohort 14. She is a founding member of #JWOCmarching - a Jewish racial justice advocacy group who led the 2019 Women's March in Washington, DC. Tonda holds a BA in Ethnic Studies and an MBA, both from Mills College. Tonda is raising her daughters, Zoe and Chaya, to live - intentionally and abundantly - free.
Leili Davari joined Bend the Arc as the Bay Area Regional Organizer in March 2016. During this time, Leili has supported local leaders to organize on issues including SB54, DREAM Act, Money Bail Reform Act, and electoral campaign in CA Congressional District 10 as well as supporting a local Jewish People of Color community. As a Mexican and Iranian Jewish cis woman from El Paso, TX, Leili has dedicated the last seven years to grassroots community organizing and supporting leaders build their own "people power." In the future, Leili looks forward to utilizing her passion and expertise in community organizing to help strengthen, support, and sustain Jewish People of Color.