On Friday, January 13, 2017 Repair the World NYC is hosting an MLK Shabbat Supper at the Picnic House in Prospect Park to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a conversation about race, faith, equity, and justice. Together we’ll explore how we can take action in our local community and #TurnTheTables on injustice.
Our evening will feature Yavilah McCoy, CEO of the internatinal diversity consulting group Visions Inc, interviewed by Yehudah Webster. Ayecha provides educational resources for Jewish Diversity and advocacy for Jews of Color in the United States. The dinner will include ample time for conversation.
Dinner will start at 7:00 pm and will feature a kosher/vegetarian meal.
$18 pp, but please contact us if cost is the only obstacle preventing you from attending.
Nourished by OneTable. Adults only, geared toward 20/30's, People of all backgrounds and faiths are welcome.
Action in a Time of Injustice: MLK Salon
Join us for an interactive conversation with racial justice leader Yavilah McCoy, CEO of the international diversity consulting group, Visions Inc, as we dive deeper into topics of Jewish allyship and racial justice in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. The evening will begin with a community Havdallah. Childcare provided with advanced RSVP.
Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of the international diversity consulting group, VISIONS Inc. in Boston. She is an educator, activist and spiritual teacher that has worked extensively within multi-faith communities to increase racial justice and expand equity and inclusion. Yavilah is a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary's Pastoral Coach Training Program and a fellow for their Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle. Yavilah was voted one of “16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016” by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. She is a certified trainer for the A World of Difference Institute, the National Coalition Building Institute, and the National Center for Community and Justice. Yavilah directed the launch of the “Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project” for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Ruderman Family Foundation in Boston. Yavilah also worked for Bronfman Philanthropies as the Boston Director of The Curriculum Initiative. Yavilah was one of the inaugural recipients of the Joshua Venture Fellowship, and the founding director of Ayecha, one of the first nonprofit Jewish organizations to provide education and advocacy for Jews of Color in the United States.
Yehudah Webster is a community organizer and political activist who works to inspire and empower the Jewish community to join the modern day fight for civil rights. As a volunteer organizer for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Yehudah supports the police accountability and the Black Lives Matter campaigns through organizing meaningful actions and lobbying for legislative reform. He is also a resident of Moishe House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, organizing 7 events a month for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Yehudah works primarily as the director of B'nai Mitzvah Campaign, an innovative bar/bat mitzvah tutoring company that provides meaningful learning experiences to students on their journey to Jewish adulthood.