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“Blackness in Israel: Political and Cultural Dimensions”
Monday, February 24, 2020
10906 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024 US
A UCLA symposium with presentations and a roundtable discussion on different meanings of blackness in Israel.
A panel of Israel scholars will explore the different manifestations of blackness in everyday life and popular culture in Israel. Beyond physical appearance or social standing, blackness is an image – or a set of images – circulated through popular culture. Additionally, the scholars will focus on the social and political aspects of blackness in Israel for marginalized communities, especially for African subjects and immigrant groups. These include Ethiopian Jewish immigrants and non-Jews from Sudan, Eritrea, and other countries seeking asylum or coming for economic reasons.
In part two of the symposium, the panelists will be joined by UCLA scholars of related subjects who will offer a comparative perspective of the discussed phenomena.
Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.