Social justice Seder addresses modern day “plagues”

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More than 40 students took part in the recent Social Justice Seder aimed at connecting the story of Jewish liberation from slavery to current day oppression. The event was sponsored by Hillel.

“The Jews’ liberation from ancient Egyptian oppression can be related to the oppression that a number of groups still are facing,” said Hillel Co-President Ariella Honig ’17.

Hannah Ellen ’19 helped organize the event, held in West College. The modern plagues discussed were racism, sexism, homophobia, climate change, negative body image, xenophobia, classism, misogyny, illness and ageism/ableism/mental illness.

“What an amazing, moving night,” said Hillel Director Bonnie Cramer. “I learned so much and feel privileged to have heard so many individual passionate voices.”