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March 17, 2020 - 2:09pm
Here is some powerful advice from a physician who is also the block captain of our neighborhood. She's my hero right now. We need leaders like her who can mobilize our communities and neighborhoods to take care of each other. Feel free to copy and paste parts of this letter she sent around our neighborhood and take ideas from it to share with your neighbors. Stay safe!
March 13, 2020 - 7:43am
After the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018, Pittsburgh Calvary Episcopal rector, Reverend Jonathon Jensen, was concerned that the congregation would have not have a large enough space to hold the Jewish high holiday services. So he called Rabbi Jeffrey Myers and offered the Calvary Episcopal Church to his congregation. Since then, the congregants and clergy have gotten to know each other, and have hosted joint events, like this past week's Purim Shpiel.
March 6, 2020 - 1:51pm
As the coronavirus spreads so too have discrimination and racist attacks on Asian Americans. Here are just a few recent stories and three things you can do to help those who are the victims of discrimination.
February 27, 2020 - 12:20pm
Over 100 young leaders, their parents and community members gathered at South Park community center in Seattle on February 26, 2020, for a Not In Our Town screening of Light in the Darkness. The Seattle police department teamed up with Carmen Martinez of Duwamish Valley Youth Corps with a goal of improving hate crime reporting. 
February 10, 2020 - 2:09pm
The San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) recently sponsored an evening for educators about disrupting bias and creating a safe culture for all students. Presenter Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas shared an acronym, CPR (Cultivate, Prevent, Respond), highlighting the urgency of creating safe and brave spaces while disrupting all forms of bias in schools. We asked Becki to share her thoughts about the evening and introduce the power of CPR.