NCJW hosts ‘Mother 2 Mother’ dialogue between white and black mothers

In the wake of the upheaval in Ferguson, National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis, along with The Ethics Project and YWCA of Metro St. Louis, are hosting Mother 2 Mother: Conversations with Black Mothers to White Mothers about “The Talk” with their black sons. The event takes place at 7 p.m., Jan. 26 at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road.

“This program will start an important conversation within our community that we have not yet had. We learn from our experiences and the experiences of others,” said Darien Arnstein, President of NCJW-St. Louis Section. “We feel that this is a productive effort that will promote understanding and empathy among our community.”

Speakers include Christi Griffin, founder and president of The Ethics Project; Amy Hunter, director, Racial Justice, The YWCA Metro St. Louis; Leah Gunning Francis, assistant professor at Eden Theological Seminary; and black women from the community, including Carol Daniel of KMOX Radio.  

NCJW’s co-sponsors include The Ethics Project, YWCA of Metro St. Louis, Bais Abraham Congregation, Central Reform Congregation, Jewish Community Relations Council, Kol Rinah, Nishmah, Temple Emanuel Congregation and United Hebrew Congregation.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Lisa at [email protected] or call NCJW at 314-993-5181.  Light refreshments will be served.