Date(s) - Monday, March 20, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
|Join us NEXT MONDAY for The Power of Protest: ACCESS Black-Jewish Event,
in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.Learn about how current leaders in the Black and Jewish communities are using historic movements as a template for change today!Panelists include Xernona Clayton, Tereance Puryear,
Rabbi Joshua Lesser, and moderator Sherry Frank.
Monday, March 20
Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation. Dedicated to promoting racial understanding, she has been a civil rights activist for decades and has held positions with the National Urban League and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Xernona worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled extensively with Coretta Scott King. She hosted a daily prime time talk show and became a corporate Vice President for Urban Affairs with Turner Broadcasting. A recipient of numerous media awards, Xernona has been widely honored for her contributions to humanity.
Tereance Puryear is the President of Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. Urban League of Greater Atlanta focuses heavily on empowering community members by providing tools for grassroots and political activism. As a native Atlantan with a strong commitment to the community, Tereance also serves on the advisory board of The Scholarship Academy and as a Scout Leader with Boy Scouts Troupe 100 at Best Academy. He is a proud member of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta.
Rabbi Joshua Lesser leads the dynamic Congregation Bet Haverim as a place dedicated to celebrating all aspects of Jewish life and creating a spiritual home that balances the needs of a diverse community. Throughout his tenure at Bet Haverim, Rabbi Lesser has worked with a wide variety of groups and coalitions to build a better community for Atlanta, as demonstrated through being a founder and past president of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and serving as the co-chair of Georgians Against Discrimination.
Sherry Frank retired in September 2006, after serving for 25 years as the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, Atlanta Office. A community activist and intergroup relations specialist, Sherry helped initiate the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), and was centrally involved in a wide array of interethnic and interfaith activities. She led several interfaith trips to Israel and participated in the first World Pilgrimage to Turkey. She has served on the National Boards of the National Council of Jewish Women and Mazon, a Jewish response to hunger.
This program is made possible with generous support from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP and the Ron and Lisa Brill Endowment for Interreligious and Interethnic Understanding.