Fifty years after the first Pride march, this year’s celebration is different. Social-distancing has canceled many parades, and celebrations are mainly online. The Supreme Court just ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from employment discrimination. And the issue of inclusion has perhaps never been a higher priority in Jewish circles. On June’s last day, Jodi Rudoren, the Forward’s Editor-in-Chief, will moderate a conversation with Dr. Joy Ladin, author, poet and David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College; Arya Marvazy, activist and Managing Director of JQ International; Arthur Slepian, Board Chair of SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and Founder of A Wider Bridge; and Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., President of the Reconstructing Judaism.
This is part of our series, “#ForwardFocus: Talks in Trying Times,” in which Forward editors are moderating weekly talks with Jewish leaders working to build community through this crisis.
A Jewish conversation for Pride Month