Soul Food Seder

Monday, April 11, 2011
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC



Soul Food Seder is a collaborative event co-hosted by the Jewish and Black Law Student Associations (JLSA and BLSA), in conjunction with the WCL human rights community. Soul Food Seder is focused on exploring the shared history of oppression between the Black and Jewish Communities; and, discussing the plight of slavery in the modern world. There will be a dinner with speakers - the first will discuss the involvement of Jewish leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and the second speaker, from WCL’s human rights community, will discuss how slavery is not merely a relic of the past, but an issue that currently affects millions of persons worldwide. The dinner itself will be a ‘modernized Passover Seder,’ replacing many of the traditional Jewish foods typically eaten with Soul Food.  Soul Food Seder will elicit an excellent inter-community dialogue, which will allow students to both explore their own community’s past experiences with slavery, and, work to achieve a more just vision for the future.

Presented by the Jewish Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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