Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance

Creative Community For Peace is launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance to bring the two communities together in solidarity, to support each other in their struggles, and to better understand each other’s plight and narratives.
The Black and Jewish communities in America have long stood together, from co-founding the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), to partaking in great numbers in the Freedom Rides and Freedom Summer, to marching and standing with Dr. King.

In the face of a climate dealing with historic racism, rising antisemitism, and societal turmoil, it is critical that we continue to stand and support one another, and that starts with a showing of unity through the release of the statement below.

We hope that you will add your name as signatory in support along with many of your colleagues from the entertainment community.

Unity Statement

We acknowledge that the Black and Jewish communities have a shared history of subjugation and persecution.

We recognize that the Black community in America has faced a history of racism that continues to this day, while the Jewish community is currently encountering record levels of antisemitism, which affects both group’s sense of fear, vulnerability, and self-worth.

As members of the entertainment community, we pledge to work to bring our two communities together in solidarity, to support one another in our struggles, and to better understand each other’s plight and narratives.

The Jewish community must continue to speak out against racial injustice and work to effect change, while the Black community must continue to speak out against all forms of antisemitism.

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Rabbi Abraham Heschel, and the many Blacks and Jews who stood together in the fight for civil rights, we come together to support each other in the struggle against hatred and bigotry.

In the words of the late John Lewis, “We are one people, one family, the human family, and what affects one of us affects us all.”

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