October 13-14, 2018
Are you ready to be a part of something HISTORIC AND EPIC? Join the Jewish Community by marching in the parade at noon 10/14 with SOJOURN Founder and Parade Grand Marshal, Rabbi Joshua Lesser. (Meet on Sunday at 11AM). This year we are gonna celebrate how far we've come with the BIGGEST and the BEST float in the parade. See details HERE
October 26, 2018 The statistics surrounding GSD suicide and self-harm are both scary and shocking. This workshop describes the impact of marginalization on members of the GLBTQ community. Our goal is to make clear the urgency of saving lives through understanding and stopping micro-aggressions towards GLBTQ clients. It is often surprising even to GLB- inclusive clinicians how severe seemingly small actions can be on an individual’s mental health. We focus on understanding statistics, unpacking sources of hidden biases, affirming language and self-definitions, and on understanding and defining what caring inclusion looks like in daily practice. This session provides 5 general CEUs.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, in partnership SOJOURN, is pleased to present a special screening of Yentl, the classic 1983 musical drama directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. Challenging the traditional norms of the time, the eponymous Yentl represents a fascinating character through which to explore contemporary issues of gender.
AJFF Connects, a year-round programming initiative that uses the power of film to build bridges of understanding and spark dialogue with diverse audiences.
Join AJFF and SOJOURN at The Phillip Rush Center on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 PM for snacks and a Barbra Streisand sing-along with the film beginning at 6:30 PM. A facilitated conversation surrounding the film’s themes will follow.
Capacity is limited. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are welcome at the event.
SOJOURN is a community partner with the MJCCA as Kohn looks at the epidemic of hate all around us and how we can stop it. She talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how incivility can be a gateway to much worse. She introduces us to former terrorists and white supremacists, and even some of her own Twitter trolls, drawing surprising lessons. As Kohn discovers, “The opposite of hate is the beautiful and powerful reality of how we are all fundamentally linked and equal as human beings. The opposite of hate is connection.”
SOJOURN hosts a number of events throughout the South during the year. We also sponsor local, volunteer-driven social groups in Atlanta and Birmingham whose events may not always be listed here. To check out those volunteer-planned events, visit their MeetUp pages here: