Gale Family Foundation Fall Lecture with Dr. Anthea Butler

October 17, 2021 5:00PM - 7:00PM

“The ties that bind us: African Americans and Jews in America and our shared future”

The Gale Family Foundation Fall 2021 Lecture is brought to you by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This event is free to the public and will be held on Zoom. Register through our website

The history of the Civil Rights movement and the partnership between Blacks and Jews has been one of shared discrimination and struggles. Since the 1960’s there has been a fracturing in this religious, political, and social association. Mixing a combination of local, state, and national history, Professor Butler’s talk will explore the history, myth, and challenges to the relationship between these two communities from a religious and political perspective.

Anthea Butler is Chair of Religious Studies and Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her new book “White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America,” is out March 2021 on Ferris and Ferris, a division of UNC Press. Her other books include “Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World, ” published also by The University of North Carolina Press.