United in Spirit, a collaboration between the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the Portland Chapter of NAACP, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Remember the Hope Christian Fellowship, and Project Dialogue, is thrilled to bring Rosenwald to Portland via a virtual film screening.
Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, an individual who never finished high school, yet became the president of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, Rosenwald went on to partner with Washington and African American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5,000 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
Inspired by the Jewish doctrine of tikkun olam (repairing the world), Rosenwald used his wealth to challenge racial inequality in America. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. During his lifetime, he gave away $62 million. Directed by Aviva Kempner.
The film will be available for screening all day from Sunday, December 6 through Monday December 7.
The screening link for the film will be sent out individually to those that have registered as well as detailed instructions on how to view the film. This link will be sent out at 6 am on Sunday, December 6 and it will be active through 11:59 pm on Monday, December 7.
Join the Zoom discussion on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm with Stephanie Deutsch, author of You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South and Professor Julius Alexander McGee, Portland State University.
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There is no cost to screen the film nor to attend the December 8 discussion but registration is required.