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Historical Moments that Shape Our Thinking About Race and Religion at Temple Sholom on April 18

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Professor Khyati Joshi addresses "Historical Moments that Shape Our Thinking About Race and Religion” on April 18, 7:30 pm at Temple Sholom, 1925 Lake Ave., Scotch Plains.
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fairleigh Dickinson University professor Khyati Joshi will provide a glimpse into the strands of lesser known history that have shaped this nation, illuminating the role of race in U.S. history in “Historical Moments that Shape Our Thinking About Race and Religion” on Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains. 

Dr. Joshi’s research, writing, speeches and course work focus broadly on promoting cultural and religious pluralism in the U.S.  The presentation will show how Supreme Court decisions, immigration laws, and Jim Crow policies contributed to the development of Whiteness in America and how these historical moments continue to shape our nation.

“Historical Moments that Shape Our Thinking About Race and Religion” is sponsored by Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM)  as part of its mission to explore the values and opportunities arising from our diverse communities, to work together to foster and challenge racism, and to achieve greater social justice. SJM is a local, non-profit grassroots organization based in Scotch Plain-Fanwood with members who are committed to addressing matters of race in society and working towards an equitable community. The organization presents public programs and partners with other organizations to create opportunities for local youth and under-served populations.

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Dr. Joshi’s social science research informs policy makers, educators and everyday people about race, religion and immigration in 21st century America. She is the author and co-author of many books and articles. Dr. Joshi has lectured to policymakers in Europe and at the White House and for university and popular audiences across the globe. An expert on equity and inclusion for schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses, she has provided continuing education programs for lawyers and judges. Prof. Joshi has appeared on C-Span, Voice of America, and PRI’s The World and has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and The Record.  She was a featured speaker at the 2018 Women’s March NJ.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to president@socialjusticematters.org. Temple Sholom is at 1925 Lake Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. 

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