The Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs (CJMA) is proud to present a Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission on December 21, open to all, featuring:
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013-2017
Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
Spencer R. Crew
Acting Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Executive Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project
U.S. Representative Elaine G. Luria
D-VA, 2nd District
Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Core Faculty, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University
This event will bring participants to five places around the world at which a group suffered from, or is currently experiencing, an incidence of identity-based hate. Specifically, it will be centered around the four CJMA outreach areas – African-American outreach, multi-faith outreach, Latin-American outreach, and LGBTQ outreach – with one additional session on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Approximately half-hour long sessions on each topic will be presented by renowned experts in the field, special guests including special guests including Sarah Holewinski of Human Rights Watch and Congresswoman Elaine Luria will share their perspectives, and Ambassador Samantha Power will tie the five segments together in a keynote address.
The Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission is especially geared towards middle and high school students, but will be an informative and relevant educational opportunity for all.
The CJMA's Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission is presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Jones Walker, ADL South Central, National Council of Jewish Women: Greater New Orleans Section, Karl Bernard Law, Xavier University of Louisiana, and YMCA of Greater New Orleans.