"Improving Black-Jewish Relations in the Age of Trump: Reflections from a Black-Jewish Author" with Nylah Burton

February 28

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sturm Hall, Room 453, Lecture Hall

"Improving Black-Jewish Relations in the Age of Trump: Reflections from a Black-Jewish Author"

with Nylah Burton

Feb. 28, 4-5pm • Sturm Hall 453

2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80210

light refreshments will be served

Description: Recently, quite a few black public leaders have come under fire for alleged antisemitism. It's left many of us wondering how the "natural alliance" between the black and Jewish communities could have curdled into such animosity. In this talk, Burton will explore how the assumptions and expectations attached to the concept of Black-Jewish relations have led to a breakdown in productive conversations between the two communities, and what we can all do to fix it.

Bio: Nylah Burton is a writer who has been published in outlets like New York Magazine, The Nation, ESSENCE, and The Forward. Burton is also a sexual assault prevention specialist, providing support for communities who want to educate themselves on issues surrounding sexual assault and intersections of race and gender. In her writing, Burton explores Black-Jewish identities and experiences, especially within a U.S. context.