Examining role models self-identified as Jewish is a positive learning tool to counter antisemitic biases which circulate through stereotypes, conspiracy theories and limited knowledge about Jews and Judaism.
In addition, role models provide inspiration to help us to reach our aspirational goals. Role models can help make personal connections between the topics explored and the learners. They may share similar values, religions, upbringings and even worldviews.
This activity introduces participants to some Jewish social activists who can be a source of inspiration for a more inclusive and democratic society. Their activism methods and also help illuminate some of the strategies which can be used to achieve social change.
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