WHAT DO WE WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT RACISM, HOMELESSNESS AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT? WHAT QUESTIONS WILL WE ASK THE EXPERT TZADIKOT (righteous ones)?
After a rousing round of Hebrew and movement with Morah Alex, we broke into small groups to come up with a list of questions about the issue we feel needs more TZEDEK in this world. Our guests on 4/4 will be none other than Rebecca Visnick, Rabbi Margie Klein and Melissa Dimond. Here are some of the questions our talmidim will be asking three Jewish women who work hard at bringing tzedek into our world:
"How do we help? We're only kids!"
Aviva: What can us kids DO to help the environment and the animals?
Did you ever find out why the minke whale passed away? (connection to an article we read)
Ryan: What ARE the bad things that we are doing, that we might not know we are doing?
What was the first animal YOU rescued?
Violet: How do we help? We’re only kids! What do you do for your job that helps the environment and the animals here in New England?
When I grow up I want to be an animal rescuer! What animals have you rescued so far? What is your favorite marine mammal?
Soli: What does a typical day at your job look like?
Joon: How do you give tzedakah and also what inspired you?
What we wonder about racism and what we want to ask Rabbi Margie:
Elliot began by asking- Why does a person think it's ok to treat someone badly just because of their skin color?
Rohin followed up on that with this question: who invented racism/ it shouldn’t be right to treat people differently because of what they look like/ Which person even started racism? Jacksanna wondered why white people got excused more often than Black people. Noa asked: if there are different kinds of racism, what are they?
After looking at what ECCO does locally to combat racism, we thought about the story of the Banot again, and if Rabbi Margie's work was like that. We looked at photos of Rabbi Margie doing the work she does. Our questions for the Rabbi will be...
-Is it hard to change laws for people without getting arrested?
-is it easy to get people to be by your side?
-if you could get anyone to help you change the laws to be less racist, would you go right to that person, or would you still bring everyone with you?
-why do you need so many people by your side to fight racism?
-How do you get people to listen to you?