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      Black Jewish Table of Understanding to present Music: A Bridge that Unites Us in Cincinnati


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      October 28, 2020

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      1 Virtual Way
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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      Black Jewish Table of Understanding to present Music: A Bridge that Unites Us

      The Black Jewish Table of Understanding, a project of AJC (American Jewish Committee) Cincinnati, and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio will present Music: A Bridge that Unites Us, via Zoom, on Wednesday, October 28, at 7pm. The interactive program will feature performances by local talent and songs of fellowship in Hebrew and English. Special guests Patti and Bootsy Collins will share their memories of King Records and the Cincinnati music scene and will introduce the video and title track from Bootsy’s newly released album, The Power Of The One.

      Music: A Bridge that Unites Us celebrates the relationship between Jews and African Americans in the music community. Locally, in a time when segregation was widespread in the workplace, the founder and owner of King Records, Jewish entrepreneur Syd Nathan, ran one of the first racially integrated businesses in Cincinnati. One of King Records’ most notable recording artists is Bootsy Collins, who started working at the label in 1966 at the age of 16.

      Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists, singers, and bandleaders. His influence on popular culture is inescapable. His sound and look are literally stitched into the fabric of modern music, be it R&B, Funk, Rock, or Hip-Hop to name just a few. Bootsy’s wife, Patricia Ann Collins, also known as Pepperminte Patti, is president of the Bootsy Collins Foundation. In addition to mentoring young girls around the world, she is co-founder of Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, co-chair of the King Records Legacy Committee, and is a board member of Madi’s House, a community center offering support and activities for young adults battling addiction and mental health issues.

      DeAsa Nichols and Jeanne Weiland serve as co-chairs for Music: A Bridge that Unites Us. Table of Understanding members include Jan Armstrong-Cobb, Ruby Bester, Steve Bester, Brandi Blessett, Patti Collins, Sedrick Denson, Gary Dent, Charley Frank, Dallas Guttman, Tamara Harkavy, Bishop Bobby Hilton, Dan Hoffheimer, Bill Katz, Rabbi Jan Katzew, Rachel Loftspring, Arzell Nelson, Lizzie Ngwenya-Scoburg, DeAsa Nichols, Tyra Patterson, Nicole Schneider, Rickell Howard Smith, Julie Washington, Jeanne Weiland, and Michele Young.

      The program is free and open to the community. Go to AJC.org/Cincinnati to register.

      With offices across the United States and around the world, AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and its international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on foremost issues such as combating rising antisemitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.

      AJC Cincinnati’s Black and Jewish Table of Understanding brings together recognized business, political, and religious leaders from our local Black and Jewish communities to foster relationships, promote issues of common concern, and uphold and defend democratic principles. We speak out privately and publicly to renounce bigotry and antisemitism while advancing the bonds of mutual respect and understanding among diverse communities.

      The Urban League has served the region’s underserved populations since 1948. The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is recognized as the oldest and largest community-based organization devoted to empowering African American individuals and families. In 2019, the Urban League reached over 18,000 people through our Workforce Development Training, Youth and Financial Services, and community partnerships.

      For additional information, contact AJC Cincinnati at cincinnati@ajc.org or call 513.621.4020.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Performing Arts

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