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May 2021

What’s next for the US and Iran: Unpacking the Biden Administration’s approach to the Iran Deal with Ambassador Dennis Ross

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

ABOUT THIS VIRTUAL EVENT The 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), continues to attract controversy and raise serious questions about global security. Since the initiation of the agreement under then President Barack Obama and the Trump administration’s subsequent withdrawal from the deal, we’ve witnessed an expansion of Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile, numerous regional incidents that risked major conflict escalation, economic sanctions levied by Washington against Tehran, and the continuation of proxy wars throughout the region. President Joe Biden has said the United States will return to the JCPOA if Iran resumes compliance. Join the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, for a conversation that will break down the current dynamics of the JCPOA and uncover perspectives on the Biden administration’s approach to Iran. Thursday, May 20   |  12:00 p.m.

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Every Book Has a Story: The Story of Alpha Betah of Ben Sira

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Judaism & Culture

Yoram Bitton, Director of Libraries, HUC More than 500 years ago, a contentious and unsettling book representative of what today we would call Pulp Fiction was published. Entitled Alpha Betah of Ben Sira, it was printed for the first time in Constantinople in 1519, became very popular, and was reprinted many times in the 16th century. Through this book’s fascinating story and its social-historical context, glimpse one of the treasures among the more than one million collection items preserved on…

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Modern Science and Spirituality: Mystery as Common Ground

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The concepts of paradox and mystery lie at the heart of both modern scientific thought and contemplative spirituality. The deeper we dig into the physical universe, the more astonishing and incomprehensible it becomes, and the more we are confronted with mystery. In this presentation, Dr. George Wolfe brings together believers and nonbelievers around the concept of mystery while at the same time, exploring the rich symbolism and wisdom that is found in the ancient religious texts. His presentation will also…

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Roundtable Conversation: Navigating Difference in South Asia

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join our featured youth speakers from Pakistan and India for an hour-long conversation about their unique experiences being in dialogue across lines of difference. What surprised them about what they encountered in these dialogues? What did they notice about others, and what did they notice about themselves? What impact did these conversations have on their lives after the experience?

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The Disneyfication of Climate Crisis: Frozen and Moana Through the Lens of Global Warming

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Disney’s recent princess films Moana (2016), Frozen (2013), and Frozen 2 (2019) cast the primary antagonist as climate change. These films solve their respective climate issues through love for oneself, one’s family, and the environment. Grounding our analysis in ecocriticism in children's literature, Disney’s marketing of the films, and their material culture, we argue that these new princess films can offer young viewers an introduction to issues of global warming, but do not wholeheartedly follow through on their ecocritical promise.…

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Modern Day Abolitionism: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice (Part II)

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Incarceration inflicts short- and long-term harms on the lives of those incarcerated as well as their loved ones and communities. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum and Families Against Mandatory Minimums, is examining the role race plays in mass incarceration in an upcoming virtual discussion. Modern Day Abolition: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice brings together a panel of experts to discuss the range of collateral consequences of criminal conviction, including impediments to…

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Growing Into the Struggle for Racial Justice

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Young people have been at the forefront of Black Lives Matter protests around the world, taking to the streets and the web to fight for justice and a better world. Young leaders in Cincinnati come together to discuss their experiences growing up and growing into political consciousness in the wake of Timothy Thomas’s murder and civil unrest of 2001. Click to register. Presented in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and the Woman’s City…

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JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You will not want to miss this very unique webinar featuring Professor Helen Kim and, her husband Mr. Noah Leavitt, co-authors of JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America's Newest Jews (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Dr. Kim and Mr. Leavitt will discuss their book -- including the complex historical relationship that has linked Asians and Jews in America as well as the many interesting contemporary interactions which these two important communities presently share. Dr. Kim is Professor of Sociology…

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Writing a Land Acknowledgement Workshop

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*This event has a suggested donation of $10-20 which will go straight to the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition.* About the Presenter: Dawn Knickerbocker belongs to the Anishinaabe people, is a citizen of White Earth Nation, and is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe from the Ottertail Pillager band of Indians. Dawn is the current Board President at the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition. She works full time for Native Americans in Philanthropy and is a columnist for…

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Innocence and the Push for Abolishing Ohio’s Death Penalty

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ohio’s death penalty is broken. In fact, 11 innocent people have been sentenced to death in our state. The good news? SB 103 and HB 183 would abolish Ohio’s death penalty and would prevent putting any more innocent lives at risk. Join the Intercommunity Community Justice and Peace Center and the Ohio Innocence Project as we welcome Derrick Jamison, a Cincinnati native who spent 20 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Senator Cecil Thomas (D-9) and…

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