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Imagining Justice Pt. 1

To create the just world we want, we must first imagine it.

In the midst of the current political and cultural upheaval and increasing divisiveness across our communities and country, let’s come together to explore where our imaginations and moral compasses meet. 

Join us for this 2-part course to explore the current social and political moment through JSP’s unique methodology, designed to honor and move beyond our cognitive understanding and tap into the creativity and originality inside each one of us. In this series, participants will explore what this moment asks of each of us, helping us consider our own roles, desires, and ambivalences in the face of social movements and social change. Together, we’ll activate our imaginations and nourish our spirits through text learning, expressive art making, and reflective writing within an uplifting and supportive communal context.


Whether you’re experienced in social justice activism or seeking to be engaged, come explore the power and potential of creativity as a tool for change. Together we will cultivate the imagination as an essential resource for envisioning justice.


Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin and Rabbi Adina Allen


Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin is an aspiring activist, a sociologist and educator, and a JSP enthusiast. She is passionate about uncovering, deconstructing, and drawing power from the ways in which the personal is political. She is excited to learn about new angles and insights into justice through this program. 


Rabbi Adina Allen is a spiritual leader, writer and social innovator is Co-Founder & Creative Director of The Jewish Studio Project (JSP). Innovating an entirely new Jewish environment: part beit midrash (house of Jewish learning) part urban art studio, and part spiritual community, the Jewish Studio Project is a Bay Area start-up that utilizes the creative arts as a tool for self-discovery, social change and for inspiring a Judaism that is vibrant, connective and hopeful. 



FAQs

When is it?
Tuesday April 10th & 17th, from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where is it?
Studio AM, 940 Dwight #13b Berkeley, CA

Can I just sign up for one class?
This series is designed as a 2-part exploration, and we ask that all participants attend both sessions. 


How much does it cost?
$50. Do you need a little help to attend? Can you offer a little help? If you can pay more to help someone else attend: $60, and we also offer a discounted fee of $40. 


If cost is prohibitive, please reach out to info@jewishstudioproject.org.




More:
We are in a moment of enormous political and cultural upheaval and change in the United States and around the world. For many of us, this kind of change is unprecedented in our lifetimes. As the politics heat up and the cultural and political divides widen, a few critical resources are in short supply: space to consider and reflect on one’s own and in community, and tools for grounding, engaging with, and overcoming obstacle and barriers that block engagement. In the midst of increasing polarization over ideas and identities, we are in need of skills for slowing down judgment and creating practices that help us reflect on our paths and choices, consider a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and build our desire for nuance. 

This series offers a method, skills, and space to create more points of connection to our hidden selves and to each other, and in so doing weave a stronger social fabric; to build up the under-exercised muscle of imagination, which is essential for overcoming personal obstacles as well as addressing social need; and to engage with the challenges of injustice and social action from this platform that invites the fuller, imaginative self.

Earlier Event: March 26
Creation and Liberation: Part 4
Later Event: April 11
Creative Commentary