Cafe Ohev: Journey to the Civil Rights South by Melanie Allmayer

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Join us Sunday, February 17th 2019, at 9:30 a.m., for a special program called Journey to the Civil Rights South, presented by Melanie Allmayer, Ameneh Paziresh and Sheila Sonnenschein.

Last year, 45 Jewish and Muslim “sisters” of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) embarked on a Civil Rights tour of Atlanta, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham and Memphis to learn about the history, politics, activism and women’s roles during the 1960s. They became empowered to stand up against hatred and to create positive societal changes.

Please join Ohev member Melanie Allmayer with Kansas City SOSS sisters Ameneh Paziresh and Sheila Sonnenschein to hear about the inspirational women they met who were involved in the Civil Rights movement. Learn about how the SOSS members helped restore a Habitat Humanity home, walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge while singing a Civil Rights song and attended the opening ceremony of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (aka National Lynching Memorial) in Montgomery.

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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Edmund Pettus Bridge

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

About Cafe Ohev

9:30 a.m. – Services
10:00 a.m. – Gourmet Breakfast ($7.00)
10:30 a.m. – Presentation

As always, the Cafe Ohev presentation will include a gourmet breakfast, and time for discussion afterwards. Join us for this stimulating and informative program. Please contact the Ohev office, no later than Thursday, February 14th, if you plan to attend.