On December 1, we hosted a forum with Kary Moss, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, to discuss what we can expect from the first 100 days of Trump's presidency. We were energized by the determination of the ACLU to fight any affront to civil rights that the administration might bring. We saw great potential in the huge turnout and the deep thinking and passion of participants. In her comments at the event, Rabbi Alana urged attendees to join any grassroots organization that is struggling against injustice - as that's the only way we can protect our communities and move our country forward. Check out the blurb and event photos below and visit Detroit Jewish News to read the rest of the article.
These are trying times for the millions of voters who did not choose Donald Trump and Mike Pence to lead the country. With emotions running high, about 150 individuals brought their questions and concerns to a Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ)-sponsored program, “100 Days: Preparing for the Presidency.” Kary Moss, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, was the featured speaker Dec. 1 at Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park. According to the DJJ invitation: “The new administration has put forward a plan for major policy changes slated for the first 100 days of the term. It is essential that those of us committed to racial and economic justice understand, as much as possible, what to expect.”
Below: A group of attendees joyfully preparing to fight the plan. Syma and friend thumb their noses at the new administration!