JVoices is co-sponsoring an exciting upcoming free event in the San Francisco Bay Area! Here’s the scoop…

I recently got a piece published in Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. It’s an essay I co-authored with my friend Nzinga, about our experiences as African American Jews. She converted to Judaism, and I was born Jewish; so, in the essay, we create a compare-and-contrast dialogue, looking at race politics in the Jewish community and how we’ve navigated the different ways other Jews have responded to our claiming of Jewish identity. We titled it “Second Glances” to reference the fact that we get a lot of double-takes when we tell people we’re Jewish.

A group of contributors to Bridges, myself included, are doing a reading at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley this Sunday, May 3rd, from 3 – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. I’ll be reading excerpts from “Second Glances.” I’d love to have JVoices folks at the event.

Attached are all the details, including info on the other speakers, or read more on Facebook.