KENWOOD — K.A.M. Isaiah Israel is tackling institutional racism over the weekend with the help of the journalist and attorney that helped unearth the video of Laquan McDonald being shot by a police officer.
The synagogue at 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. is holding a weekend of workshops on race and policing in Chicago with journalist Jamie Kalven and attorney Craig Futterman for the Weinstein Weekend.
“Over the course of the past few years, from the Trayvon Martin shooting to unarmed African-Americans shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., and Charleston, S.C., to the Laquan McDonald case, we have seen the disparity in prosecutorial philosophies and law enforcement that appear to be rooted in race,” Rabbi Frederick Reeves said. “We are honored to have Jamie Kalven and Craig Futterman lead a discussion on this extremely important topic.”
The weekend starts after services Friday with a lecture on “Lessons Learned from Youth and Police Encounters on Chicago’s South Side” at 8:20 p.m. The weekend continues at 11:15 a.m. Saturday with a panel discussion on “Lessons from Elsewhere: Models for Reform.”
A free lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, but guests must RSVP in advance by visiting the synagogue’s website or by calling 773-924-1234.
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