Calling all JOC artists and culture makers! Are you a painter or performer, director or dancer, curator or choreographer? Perhaps you’re a theatre artist, writer, filmmaker, content creator, or musician? Are you a Black Jew, a First Nations Jew, an Asian Jew, Indian Jew, a mixed race Jew…? Jewpanese? Hinjew? Jewtina? MENA? A group of self-identified Jewish Artists of Colour from across North America have organized an informal, intentional space for us to come together as creative Jewish folks of Colour. If you grapple with the term JOC (Jew of Colour), that’s okay! (So do we!!) If you feel more Jew-ish than Jewish, that’s alright too. We welcome you to join our international, intergenerational online hang. Meet and mingle, connect and create through a series of breakout rooms with space for socializing, idea sharing, making work and more. Join a community in formation that’s loving and light – queer-positive, cultured and colourful.
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. KINDLY SIGN UP HERE BY MARCH 12.
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PRISM original artwork created by Maxine Lee Ewaschuk combining motifs drawing from Jewish and Korean art traditions, reflecting the artist’s heritage (acrylic gouache and embroidery floss on cotton), 2021.
CORE ORGANIZING TEAM
Sara Yacobi-Harris | Toronto, Canada (No Silence on Race, filmmaker, M.E.d Candidate, University of Toronto)
Kendell Pinkney |New York, USA (Rabbinical student, Jewish Theological Seminary; Rabbinic Fellow for Reboot, LABA and Ammud – The Jews of Color Torah Academy; Co-Founder of Kaleidoscope)
Adam W. McKinney | Fort Worth, Texas, USA (Professor of Dance, Texas Christian University; Co-Director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue)
Devyani Saltzman | Toronto, Canada (Writer, Curator, Producer; Outgoing Director of Public Programming, Art Gallery of Ontario)
Carmel Tanaka | Vancouver, Canada (Founder & Executive Director of JQT Vancouver, a Jewish Queer Trans non-profit; Community Engagement Professional)
Evelyn Tauben | Toronto, Canada (Producer, Writer, and Founder / Curator of FENTSTER; JOC Ally)
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
No Silence on Race is a movement borne out of the necessity for racial equity and inclusivity within Canadian Jewish spaces. Dedicated to building a Jewish community reflective of its immense diversity, the movement is committed to advocacy, education, and change.
FENTSTER (Yiddish for “window”) is an independent exhibition space located in the storefront window of Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism in downtown Toronto. Providing a window onto Jewish life through art, FENTSTER’s work is increasingly moving beyond the window gallery space – catalyzing critical conversations through exhibitions, programs and online gatherings, furthering a commitment to creating an anti-racist Jewish community and to telling diverse stories connected to the Jewish experience.
No Silence on Race and FENTSTER together with support from UJA-Federation of New York, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Lilith Magazine, Reboot and JQT Vancouver