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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Antisemitism and Racism in Sports: Can Jewish and African American Athletes and Leaders Effectively Combat It?

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This timely and important session will involve dialogue with two local community leaders, David Hammer and Arnie Fielkow, both with sports backgrounds, who will discuss recent events involving prominent celebrities and athletes who have made disturbing antisemitic and bigoted remarks. David and Arnie will also be featuring a national guest who can weigh in on this topic. Please join us for what undoubtedly will be a very lively discussion.



Speakers
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Oliver Thomas

The Honorable Oliver M. Thomas, Jr. was elected in 2021 to serve as Councilmember of District E in Orleans Parish. A native of the Lower Ninth Ward, he established early on a proven track record of effective and efficient leadership. He served on the New Orleans City Council from... Read More →
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Arnie Fielkow

Arnie Fielkow was CEO and president of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans for five years, stepping down earlier this year. Under his tenure, the Goldring Family Foundation for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs and the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families were... Read More →
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David Hammer

A seventh-generation New Orleanian and five-time Emmy winner, David Hammer has more than two decades of investigative reporting experience. He joined the WWL-TV Eyewitness News team in New Orleans in 2012 after a 15-year career as a print and wire reporter, including almost six years... Read More →
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Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is the Vice President of Athletics and Recreation at the University of New Orleans, after serving as the first African American full-time Director of Athletics in New Orleans history. A forward-thinking leader, Mr. Tim, as the student-athletes say, has an open-door policy... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC Older Adult Lounge