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Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission


Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission


The Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs (CJMA) is proud to present a Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission on December 21, 2020, open to the entire Greater New Orleans community.


Samantha Power
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013-2017 

David Harris

Sarah Holewinski
Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Spencer R. Crew
Acting Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Omer Kanat
President, World Uyghur Congress

U.S. Representative Elaine G. Luria
D-VA, 2nd District

Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Core Faculty, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University

This CJMA signature event will bring participants to five places around the world at which a group suffered from, or is currently experiencing, an incidence of identity-based hate. Specifically, it will be centered around the four CJMA outreach areas - African-American outreach, multi-faith outreach, Latin-American outreach, and LGBTQ outreach - with one additional session on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Approximately half-hour long sessions on each topic will be presented by renowned experts in the field, special guests including special guests including Sarah Holewinski of Human Rights Watch and Congresswoman Elaine Luria will share their perspectives, and Ambassador Samantha Power will tie the five segments together in a keynote address.

The Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission is especially geared towards middle and high school students, but will be an informative and relevant educational opportunity for all.

Contact Mithun Kamath at mithun@jewishnola.com for more information on partnerships or for any questions.

The CJMA's Virtual Civil & Human Rights Mission is presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Jones Walker, ADL South Central, National Council of Jewish Women: Greater New Orleans Section, Karl Bernard Law, Xavier University of Louisiana, and YMCA of Greater New Orleans.

For more information on this event, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xH0lBXsCSuCuSOwXT2ToXA