Black-Jewish Dialogue: February 2022

History R Us! Hear this very personal look at history from both an African-American and Jewish perspective. Don’t miss this amazing online discussion. Scroll down for the link.   KEN GRANDERSON In 1992, Ken Granderson, a graduate of MIT, launched his first software development company Inner-City Software, Brains in the Hood. He was committed to closing … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue: February 2022

Black-Jewish Dialogue November 2021

Black and Jewish Welcome to the Black-Jewish Dialogue, a virtual exchange of information and perspectives . The November dialogue “Black and Jewish” has been recorded.  Scroll down for the link to the Dialogue recording.  Bryant Heinzelman Bryant is a veteran of the US Army, and a graduate of the Military Intelligence Cryptologic College of Corry … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue November 2021

Black-Jewish Podcast: Poets Speak

MAY 2021 BLACK-JEWISH DIALOGUE Marilyn Kallet recently served two terms as Knoxville Poet Laureate, 2018-2020. She has published 18 books, including How Our Bodies Learned, The Love That Moves Me and Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press. She translated Paul Eluard’s Last Love Poems and Benjamin Péret’s The Big Game. Dr. Kallet … Continue reading Black-Jewish Podcast: Poets Speak

Black-Jewish Dialogue April 2021

 COMMUNITY ADVOCACY Candy Johnson:  Before becoming President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga in January of 2021, she served as a senior advisor to Chattanooga Mayor Berke.  She led community-focused initiatives to create sustainable partnerships and external investments to advance the administration’s economic, racial and social equity agenda with the goal of … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue April 2021

Black-Jewish Dialogue at Harvard – March 2021

March 2021  Black-Jewish Dialogue Women’s History Month Women creating change as Harvard freshmen in the 1960s and today. Dianne Irvine Fleet: Former chief legal officer/ U. Of Louisiana system. Former Supervisory Attorney/US Dept. of Ed. Office for Civil Rights. Former Sr. Attorney/Harvard U. Deborah J. Levine: Award-winning author. Founder/American Diversity Report. Former American Jewish Committee Executive/Chicago. Former Jewish … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue at Harvard – March 2021

Black-Jewish Dialogue: February 2021

HISTORY, ARCHIVES & MUSEUMS The monthly Black-Jewish Dialogues began in Chattanooga virtually in July 2020 and quickly spread across the USA and internationally. As our communities progress in understanding each other,  we explore new topics each month. History is frequently an underlying theme. Many thanks to our February Presenters: John Edwards: Chattanooga historian working with … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue: February 2021

Black-Jewish Dialogue – January 2021

Our Black-Jewish Dialogue for January 2021 featured presenters Mike Green and Dov Wilker. Many thanks to them and Mizpah Congregation, our co-host. Mike Green is an award-winning journalist headquartered in Colorado. He is the Chief Economic Strategist for The National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness ( and also co-founder of Common Ground Conversations on Race in … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue – January 2021

Black-Jewish Dialogue Nov.: Economics and COVID-19

The November Black-Jewish Dialogue focused on the economic impact of COVID-19 on our communities. With participants from coast to coast, Bermuda and Hungary,  the dialogue has grown from a local Chattanooga initiative to a global discussion. Hosted by  Chattanooga’s Mizpah Congregation in partnership with the American Diversity Report, the dialogue began in August of this … Continue reading Black-Jewish Dialogue Nov.: Economics and COVID-19