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Honoring our Legacy by Continuing the Work

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
As I think back on my years of service and involvement in Jewish communal life, I marvel at the key role the Reform Movement played in advancing and achieving civil rights, both in the lead-up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in the years since. When I look back at […]

50 Years of Progress Still Measured by Daily Events

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM
As a mother of two young girls, I most look forward to Sundays in the spring and summer time. Each week, I plan different activities – biking, swimming, hiking, and the like – and this past Sunday was no different. My husband and I took our daughters and a bunch of their friends boating. We […]

Fifty Years Later: A Reflection from Rabbi Marc Saperstein

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Jul 2, 2014 12:00 AM
By Rabbi Marc Saperstein On the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we are pleased to share this recollection from Rabbi Marc Saperstein. My first active involvement in the Civil Rights Movement was on March 25, 1965: the final day of the five-day March from Selma to Montgomery, led […]
The Reform Movement works on a variety of civil rights issues including LGBT rights, hate crimes legislation, the death penalty and other criminal justice reforms, and Native American rights.
From the right to vote to the racial profiling, the Reform Movement fights for equality for all individuals and communities.
American Jews played a significant role in the founding and funding of some of the most important civil rights organizations.
Both the CCAR and the Union have adopted several resolutions relating to the issue of civil rights.
Video, lesson plans, discussion guides and more. These resources will help you or your community celebrate the victories and honor the struggle of civil rights activists who always pursue justice and seek equality.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the RAC awards the Civil Rights Leadership Award to outstanding leaders in the black and Jewish communities.



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