Join Ruth Messinger, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Center for Social Responsibility's Social Justice Activist in Residence, for a monthly conversation at JCC Harlem that will touch on issues of race, gender, religion, income, and access inequity, among other topics. Articles and books will be curated based on feedback from participants.

Click here for dates and to register.

See below for our past and current readings:


December 2018

The Newest Jim Crow: Recent Criminal Justice Reforms Contain the Seeds of a Frightening System of "e-carceration" by Michelle Alexander

Watch Ava DuVernay's "13th" on Netflix:

November 2018

Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They're Anti-White, James Baldwin
Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism, Eric Ward

To make a topic, reading, or book suggestion, please email Meg at


October 2018

The Souls of Poor Folk
For those joining us in person, please read the introduction and executive summary.

"Beyond Vietnam," Dr. King's Speech at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967

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