Allied Against Hatred: Black-Jewish Relations in America
The Civil Rights Era was known as a time of alliance and affinity between Jewish and Black people in America. Today there is a powerful movement to revive this alliance. In this course, students will learn about the parallel and intersecting histories of Black and Jewish experiences in America, including questions about racism and anti-Semitism, as well as anti-racism, political activism and community organizing, while promoting trust, empathy, and cooperation through shared community service work with youth in northern New Jersey. One day a week, the Drew students will meet, either in person or via Zoom, with high school students from Teaneck. Together, the Drew and high school students will work to identify specific community needs and develop their own ideas for the service projects. Students will spend additional time outside of class to complete the service project. Students should also leave room in their schedule for travel to and from Teaneck on some Thursdays.
- Time: 4:25-5:40pm
- Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Term: Fall, 2021
- CE-275: Allied Against Hatred: Black-Jewish Relations in America (CRN: 10888)
About Community-Based Learning Courses
CBL classes foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world by working with offcampus community organizations. They seek to benefit their partner organizations and our shared community by addressing a need or strengthening a capacity that serves the common good. In a CBL course, you apply what you learn to real-world problems, providing a “mini-internship” that gives you the opportunity for career exploration, experience working in diverse communities, and the chance to help build your professional network. All CBL classes have been approved as Immersive Experiences.