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Women March on For Justice

Join Ann Arbor’s rally to celebrate Women's History Month at the "Women March on for Justice." This inclusive rally and march are peaceful, accessible events. March organizers are working to provide American Sign Language interpreters and a section that is physically accessible/barrier free for those with mobility issues at the Diag rally. The rally and march are organized by the Progressives at the University Michigan in partnership with Women's March Ann Arbor, an all-volunteer grassroots group.

Saturday, March 16,  2-4 PM
University of Michigan Diag

Alicia Svigals: An Evening of Klezmer Fiddle and Yiddish Song

Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddle musician and a founder of the Grammy-winning The Klezmatics. Svigals will present an evening of tradition and new Yiddish music and song, including song cycle “Seduction in Eynaim,” which speaks of fear and longing, and the double-edged helix of inheritance across across generations of women.

Saturday, March 16, 7-9 PM
Temple Beth Emeth

The Jewish Communal Leadership Program’s Annual Communal Conversation: The Jewish Future is Feminist

The world is changing and so is Jewish feminism. Join the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) for an interactive conversation with prominent Jewish feminist leaders April Baskin, Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, and Sarah Hurwitz. From Jewish communal life to politics and beyond, these three women are expanding communal boundaries, opening doors, and breaking through ceilings. Join us as we relate the legacies of Jewish feminism to what it means to confront today’s opportunities and challenges.

Sunday, March 17, 12-3 PM
U-M School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1840

Never a Bystander- Documentary Showing

Never a Bystander directed by Evelyn Neuhaus  is a short documentary introducing audiences to Irene Butter, a Holocaust survivor with a remarkable capacity to reframe the trauma she endured as a child growing up in Nazi Germany. Throughout the film, Butter is warmly embraced as she takes her story to school children. Butter's uplifting message and her impact on young people moves viewers to compassion, forgiveness, and empowered action. Irene Butler and Evelyn Neuhaus will make remarks after the screening, and Irene will offer  a brief reading from her memoir, Shores Beyond Shores. For more information, call Sarah Klein at (248) 303-7417 or email her at sklein@bethisrael-aa.org

Sunday, March 17, 4-6 PM
Beth Israel Congregation

Mid-March will be feminist!

Join the U-M School of Social Work Jewish Communal Leadership Program for a series of memorable discussions and experiences. For questions or information on how to register, please call 734-764-5392 or email jewishfeminisms@umich.edu.

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