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Sunday, February 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sephardic-Mizrahi and LGBTQ+: An Intersectional Experience on the Margins

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This session will focus on a particular population of LGBTQ+ Jewry that has received minimal attention and community support—Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews. We will explore the challenges that queer Jews from Sephardic and Mizrahi backgrounds have faced in finding spaces that fully embrace their multilayered identities. We will then zoom in on the creation and growth of the Sephardic Mizrahi Q Network, whose co-founder and director will discuss how the grassroots movement has provided a unique platform for the intersection of LGBTQ+ and Sephardic-Mizrahi Jewish life.

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Ruben Shimonov

Executive Director and Co-founder, Sephardic Mizrahi Q Network
Born in Uzbekistan, raised in Seattle, and currently based in New York City, Ruben Shimonov is a Jewish educator, community builder, and social entrepreneur focusing on Jewish diversity and pluralism. He previously served as Director of Community Engagement & Education at Queens College... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
K406

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