Standing in Solidarity with Zach Banner and Pittsburgh's Black/Jewish Activists

Hosted by Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Pittsburgh, National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section, Center for Loving Kindess - JCC Pittsburgh, Repair the World Pittsburgh, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, 1Hood Media, and UNITE


Please join us on July 23, 7pm Eastern, when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner will talk with activists from Pittsburgh’s Jewish and Black communities about the importance of solidarity following recent antisemitic comments by DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jackson’s comments -- including one falsely attributed to Hitler -- proved especially painful here in Pittsburgh, where we are still reeling from the 2018 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Banner was one of the earliest voices in the NFL to respond, emphasizing the interconnections between racism and antisemitism and calling for Black/Jewish solidarity at a time when some are trying to divide the movement for social justice.

Banner will be joined by Black and Jewish activists from Pittsburgh who share his vision of solidarity and his commitment to the struggle against racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy. Other panelists will include hip-hop artist Jasiri X, founder of the artist/activist collective 1Hood; Julie Mallis, Director of Repair the World: Pittsburgh; MLB sportswriter Jonathan Mayo, a core leader of Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Pittsburgh; and Graie Hagans, National Organizer and Training Manager of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. The conversation will be moderated by educational equity expert Michelle King.

You are warmly invited to join the conversation, which will be livestreamed on Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Pittsburgh’s YouTube channel:

July 23, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9pm

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