Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual Meeting on June 17th! It was a powerful evening of visioning together. If you missed it, there's still many ways to get involved. We spent much of the evening in 4 breakout groups:
Building an Inclusive, Inter-generational Community
Last night 60 members of our community gathered at our annual meeting to talk about building a more inclusive, caring, inter-generational community that works together towards racial justice.
As we gathered with our community in Boston, members of The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gathered with their community in Charleston, SC. Their prayer service turned into a hate filled racist massacre.
Over 1800 energized and raucous GBIO members and allies gathered on May 12th at Trinity Church on Copley Square for GBIO’s Mass Assembly and Action, including 20 members of Workmen’s Circle. Those assembled made up a very diverse group of people spanning the range of racial, class and geographic differences that make up Greater Boston, and were there to speak truth to power and build working relationships with them.
“If the world is sick, can’t no one be well and I dreamt we were all beautiful and strong.”
On April 26th, 35+ members of the Boston Workmen's Circle (BWC) community gathered for a community conversation on racial justice. After gathering to protest police violence at Chanukah and to lift up #Black Lives Matter at our Passover seder, this was an opportunity to reflect and strategize about our long term commitment to racial justice: Where have we succeeded in working for racial justice as a community and where have we missed the mark?
“The Workmen's Circle is my Jewish community because it allows me to express all the different aspects of my Jewish identity in one place. It’s where I act for change while being part of a larger, inter-generational community.”