The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
One of my favorite parts of my family’s Passover seder (aside from the food) are all the questions that are asked throughout the night. I do not only mean those that are written in the haggadah – each year, friends and family ask their own questions about the story of how we obtained our freedom and what it means for us today. This makes each seder unique and challenges us to reinterpret this narrative in light of the challenges and opportunities facing our people and our society in this moment.
This year, Passover provides a compelling moment to discuss our shared pursuit of racial justice. As we reflect on how we overcame oppression, we cannot help but think of those who still do not have a share in the freedom so many of us enjoy because of systemic injustices that uniquely affect people of color. One way to have that conversation is by using the RAC’s Four Questions on Racial Justice guide. This guide challenges us to confront the following issues for us to consider as we work towards a society defined by racial equity:
In the guide itself, you can see how faith leaders from diverse perspectives have offered answers to these questions and use their answers to frame a discussion with others at your seder table. Hopefully, this discussion will raise even more thoughtful questions and provide a foundation for shared action on these important issues.