This screening is part of our SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA series (Every Monday night, July 13 – August 3)
In THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME, we meet Tamar Manasseh, founder of MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killings). A mother and rabbinical student who dreams of becoming a rabbi some day, she is not only emerging as an important voice within Chicago’s black community but on her way to becoming a national symbol of what can be achieved as a grassroots activist. The work Tamar has been doing for over three years to reduce gun violence in one South Side Chicago neighborhood has taught her that if you have the will, you can make a difference. With her magnetic, self-assured energy, Tamar credits Judaism for instilling in her this sense of civic duty. In one of many moving moments in the film, Tamar explains that Jews see problems in the world as “cracks” and her work with MASK is born out of her desire to repair “the crack that is called gun violence.”
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