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Legacy of Tikkun Poster

An inmate with a swastika tattooed on his hand greeted us as we stepped off the bus outside the San Quentin prison. As 17 year old counselors-in-training (CITs) at UAHC Camp Swig in the summer of 1975, that experience - organized by camp staff and human rights advocates - made some of us think about the death penalty; others thought about liberty; some were inspired; still others were traumatized. We each stepped outside of our own lives that day, and in to a much larger world.


Lo Alecha Haml'cha Ligmor

Swig CIT 75; Creators of Legacy of Tikkun Our CIT class reunited in August 2020 and discovered that many of us felt a desire to reconnect with the inspiration camp gave us in our youth. We recalled how Camp Swig planted some seeds of understanding: the world is bigger than each of us; it is unfinished; there are people who are connected to each other and who are working to heal and repair the world. For many of us, it was at Camp Swig that Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) became more than a phrase. Our reflections led us to think about how important it is for young people to have opportunities to develop their own relationship to moral action.

That August reunion gave birth to Legacy of Tikkun, an online speakers series featuring camp alumni who can share the ways camp influenced their moral commitments and the ways those commitments are expressed in their life and career choices.




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"Justice, justice shall you persue..."

Why Social Justice and Social Action Matter


    Our Next Live Event


ALLIES and STRATEGISTS for the OPPRESSED

with

NICOLE BERNER, Esq.

and

Rabbi NEIL COMESS-DANIELS



      

Nicole Berner is general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC
Neil Comess-Daniels is rabbi emeritus at Beth Shir Shalom in Santa Monica, CA

Sunday 29 August
10A Pacific - 1P Eastern - 8P Israel
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    Our Past Events


Race and the Criminal Legal System poster

Race and the Criminal Legal System

took place on May 2nd 2021
with camp alumni Judge Lisa Foster and Professor Jack Glaser.

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    Watch, Listen or Read an archive of the event




    Strategies for Empowerment and Equity poster

    Strategists for Empowerment and Equity

    took place Sunday 11 July 2021
    with camp alumni Professor Michelle Miller-Adams and Shereen Arent, Esq.

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    Watch the video archive of the event

  •     Our Future Live Events


    In the months ahead we will host additional discussions:



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