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Unpacking Antisemitism: How American Jews Can Confront Antisemitism

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


March 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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The recent surge in antisemitic attacks in America has been alarming and confusing to American Jews. Most confounding is how members of two divergent groups, the conservative far right and progressive far left, are unified in hatred of Jews and use similar tropes to denigrate Jews.
Rodi Franco will discuss the roots and irrationality of antisemitism, the philosophy of white nationalists, and the difference between criticism of Israel and anti-Zionist ideology. Then, she’ll share her recommendations on how to confront antisemitism.
Rodi Franco is currently retired and recently completed her Master of Liberal Arts from Rice University in August 2020. Today’s presentation is based on her capstone research that she has presented in several forums. She is now pursuing a post-master’s interdisciplinary degree at Rice University, researching the enactment of laws and policies that limit human rights. Rodi enjoyed a 35-year career in nonprofit marketing. She was Chief Marketing Officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston from 2015 to 2016. Rodi earned her MBA from the University of Houston and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
RSVP to Jennifer at sectiondirector@ncjwhouston.org