A Weekend with Scholar-in-Residence Yavilah McCoy

Join the Hillel community as we welcome scholar-in-residence Yavilah McCoy to our campus for the third consecutive year!


There will be three sessions/workshops taking place over the weekend of February 9-11, 2018:

Friday, February 9th following Shabbat Dinner

  •  Leaving the Land of the Frozen Chosen: Discovering and Re-imagining Torah Study through an Anti-Oppression Lens

Saturday, February 10th, 2:30-4:00pm Trotter Multicultural Center

  • Getting Proximate: Building Relationships Across Difference 

  • RSVP HERE: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/n2d2RndLXCPLPDDPYM3ckg

Sunday, February 11th, 10:00am-12:00pm Leadership Workshop

Location TBD

  • Developing and Maintaining Multiracial, Multicultural & Multi-faith alliances toward Equity and Justice

More information about Yavilah McCoy and her workshops and presentations:

Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston.  She has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multi-faith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Yavilah is an educator, activist and spiritual teacher.  She is a Jewish woman and a person of color and has designed numerous tools and methods that enable students and educators to be better citizens of the world through exploring differences and reaching for tangible solutions in allied engagement.  Yavilah brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, non-profit management, philanthropy and engagement to this project and has worked with numerous partners to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity and anti-oppression strategies.  Yavilah is a certified trainer for ADL’s World of Difference Institute, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the National Coalition Building Institute. She is a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary Pastoral Training program and is a renowned speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner.  Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and has been an activist and mentor for the empowerment of Jews of Color for most of her life. Yavilah looks forward to utilizing tools she has learned for enhancing the participation of people of color and their allies in broader movement circles to explore deeper opportunities within Jewish institutions for the engagement of Jews of Color.  In celebration of the musical traditions passed down to her from three generations of her African-American Jewish family, Yavilah is also the writer, producer and performer for the Jewish Gospel theatrical production “The Colors of Water.”

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