Dynamic, energetic and inspiring, Tamar Manasseh is an African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against violence on the South Side of Chicago. For years, Tamar, a mother of two, has spent every summer day sitting on the corner in her neighborhood, dedicating the area for safe play. Through this simple but revolutionary act, Tamar reminds her neighbors that there are people who care if they live or die.
Tamar’s organization, MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killing), is rooted in her worldview as a mother, a Black woman and a Jew. Her complex identity and magnetic personality make her a force to be reckoned with and provide a road map for addressing one of America’s most urgent crises.
Tune in for an online conversation with subject Tamar Manasseh and director Brad Rothschild. The live program is included with the purchase of a ticket or pass.
Tamar Manasseh is the founder and president of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings), which puts eyes on the streets, interrupts violence and crime and teaches children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. MASK builds stronger communities through a focus on violence prevention, food insecurity and housing. Tamar has also helped launched MASK initiatives in several Chicago neighborhoods and other U.S. cities.
Brad Rothschild is an award-winning producer and writer. He received a master’s in international affairs and an MBA from Columbia University. From 1995-1997, he served as the speechwriter and director of communications for the Mission of Israel to the United Nations. Brad has written and produced documentary and narrative films that have screened in festivals around the world and written for major publications. He is currently directing a documentary film about Raoul Wallenberg.+ More... - Less...
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