Today is January 18, 2020; the
Milwaukee-based social activist Dr. Fran Kaplan will explore the historical and current state of relations between the African American and Jewish communities through the lens of her personal story and life’s work.
Dr. Kaplan’s fifty-year career has been spent working against poverty and for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master of Social Work degree.
Her work as an adult educator, social worker and community organizer has taken her into various arenas, including farmworker rights, women’s healthcare, child protection, parenting education, and public history. She has served as an executive, program, and training director. She is also a published author and filmmaker.
For the past seven years Fran has worked full time with the community group that formed the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation and operates the America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She has been particularly involved in developing the Foundation’s online museum, its public education programs, and interracial dialogues. Dr. Kaplan also helped launch the Foundation’s publishing division, LifeWrites Press, and has served as managing editor and contributor to its digital and print publications.
Dr. Kaplan has received numerous community service awards, including the 2016 Eliminating Racism Award from the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin. On her 70th birthday in 2017, the Honorable Gwen Moore, Representative of Wisconsin’s 4th District, read an extended tribute to Fran into the US Congressional Record.
Please RSVP below and include the number of attendees
When: Sunday, October 15
Where: Congregation Sons of Abraham
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
RSVP: by Wednesday, October 11
Please note any dietary restrictions or concerns on your reservation.