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Friday, February 12 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
A Jewish Response Within the Fight for $15: Carrying the Workmen’s Circle Activism Forward

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$15 per hour and a Union would help more than 46 Million Americans who, despite working full time, fall below the poverty line. Jewish tradition drives us to align with the poor. Today, the Workmen’s Circle is organizing the Jewish coalition for the Fight for $15. This work follows our longtime history of fighting for workers’ rights. Join us as we explore Jewish text, the societal issues we face, our activist history, potential solutions, and how to make this a teaching moment.

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Kate O'Brien

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Kate O’Brien, MA, is the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. Building on her vision of three pillars of Jewish education (Imagination. Relationships. Action.), Kate’s mission is to build intergenerational Jewish cultural schools that connect children and adults to their heritage and that teach them how their secular Jewish progressive values inform their social justice activism. The Workmen’s... Read More →

Ann Toback

Ann Toback is the Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. Since June of 2008 she has led the Workmen’s Circle through a reboot process, resulting in a new mission rooted in intergenerational learning, cultural celebration, and applying a Jewish lens to progressive activism. The WC is proud to have launched a growing network of Jewish cultural schools. In 2015, the WC reengaged around its progressive roots and launched a new... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
High Ridge

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