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Re-Cognizing History

Imani writes for the JCC Association’s blog about the histories she was taught and the histories often forgotten, and the many different kinds of ancestors she looks to for courage and grounding (February 2022).

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Imani’s reflection on the sense of touch is featured in Mitsui Collective’s gathering of artistic offerings and practices titled “Reflecting Resilience: An Embodied Guide to Hanukkah.” (Winter 2021).

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Shedding Light on Solidarity

Imani’s co-written essay, “Shedding Light on Solidarity: A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle,” based on the Torah portion B’haalot’cha, is published in The Social Justice Commentary (Nov 2021).

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The Richness of the Margins

Imani talks about the richness of the margins in Jewtina y Co.’s podcast, VOCES, Season 2, Episode 3 (Oct 2021).

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When a Notorious Criminal is One of Us

Imani writes about how stories get used to simply and reify dangerous myths and generalizations on Lilith Magazine’s blog (July 2021).

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Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives

Imani talks about her liturgical poem while also discussing related historical and societal considerations on the dybbukast (May 2021).

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Moving Toward Racial Equity

Imani and Franny led a virtual session at the JCCs of North America’s 2021 convention, where they introduced concepts and tools to generate goals, inventory resources, and deepen inquiry toward organizational clarity on racial equity (April 2021).

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Imani’s piece on choosing Judaism is published on Jewtina y Co.’s blog (April 2021).

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Black Girl at the Playground

Imani wrote a chapter called “Black Girl at the Playground” in the book Teaching Brilliant Beautiful Black Girls (2021).

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“I Don’t See Color”

Imani is interviewed in The Coaching Show Podcast where she discusses how awareness and acknowledgement of social identities impacts and supports effective coaching (June 2020).

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Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives

Imani’s “Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives,” draws from a prayer that inspires fear and awe during the High Holidays and the impact of a list of killings of Black Americans. It is published in Lilith Magazine (Summer 2020).

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Converting to What? A Jewish Afrolatina Story

Imani’s co-authored work, “Converting to What? A Jewish Afrolatina Story,” is published in The CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Summer 2020)

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Jews of Color Community Landscape Report

Commissioned by JDC Entwine, Imani’s report reflects a call by Jews of Color to which they hope the Institutions who seek to serve them will respond in broader, more systematic and more inclusive ways (May 2020).

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Imani co-authored a chapter called “Letters” about racial intimacy and anti-racism at her Brooklyn synagogue. It is published in the book Uncommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship (2018).

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Interested in publishing Imani’s work?

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