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Spill the Honey’s vision is to use the transformative power of the arts to change hearts and minds and seek to move people to act for social change. It amplifies the voices of the historic African American-Jewish civil rights coalition in order to reinforce shared legacies that can still foster empathy, nurture compassion, and build partnerships transcending divisions of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. Spill the Honey recognizes and honors the Jewish-American community’s legacy of fighting anti-Semitism and surviving the Holocaust and the African-American community’s legacy enduring slavery and fighting for freedom. The historic connections between these two communities can serve as a foundation for teaching tolerance of cultural differences, focusing public attention on present-day injustice, and encouraging young people to become global citizens.

Our Vision

Cultivation

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Education

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Honesty

Respect

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Reciprocation

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Empowerment

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To promote continued dialogue, cooperation, and coalition building among diverse people and communities to achieve social justice, beginning with African Americans and Jews.

To highlight the alliance between African Americans and Jews that helped America dismantle Jim Crow segregation, though institutional racism still must be vanquished.

To educate the next generation about the history, relevance, and transformative power of uniting diverse communities that share common values of justice, truth, and equality.

To elucidate the reality that persecution is not a monopoly of any one people or culture; rather, it is a shared human experience that can only be ended and transcended when people unite across boundaries

Our Goals

Spill the Honey has developed and produced Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, a feature length documentary film that focuses on a proud chapter in modern American history when two communities of different backgrounds collaborated to transform the moral conscience of the nation. The powerful lessons of this crucial history must be remembered. For too many people today, the history of African Americans and Jews coming together has never been shared nor heard. We believe that that this relationship is, and can be, an inspiration that allows for people now to transcend their differences and cooperate so that future generations can participate in a vibrant pluralism. To date, Spill the Honey has captured more than 150 hours of film interviews with living witnesses to history in a 95 minute documentary

Our Initiaives
OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

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Dr. Shari Rogers

Spill The Honey
Co-Founder & President
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Lisa Weitzman

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Co-Founder & Vice President
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Dr. Clarence B. Jones

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Chairman
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Former Cong. Brenda Lawrence

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Executive Director

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Robin Washington

Vice Chairman
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Shoshana Janer

Treasurer
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Barbara Swartz

Secretary
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Blake Weismann

Board Member
 
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Lou Gossett Jr. 

Advisor
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Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Holocaust Advisor
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Dr. Susanna Heschel

Historical Advisor
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Dr. Hillel Levine

Director of Research & Conciliation
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Alexis Scott

Media Advisor
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Dr. Gary Zola

Historical Advisor

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William G. Anderson

Historical Advisor

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Dr. Bruce Haynes

Curriculum Advisor
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Dr. Charles Asher Small

Advisor
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Candida Sweeting Mobley

Community Outreach

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Antar Davidson

Content Strategist

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James Mitchell

Senior Advisor

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Ambassador David Saperstein

Historical Advisor
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Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Historical Advisor

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Edwin Black

Historical Advisor

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Rabbi Ben Kamin (OBM)

Historical Advisor

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Sherry Frank

Advisor

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Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Clergy Advisor

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Donna Charles

Business Outreach

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Carl Dickerson

Business Outreach
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James E. White Jr.

Advisor
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Rev. Kenneth Flowers

Clergy Advisor

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Rabbi Capers Funnye

Clergy Advisor

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Rabbi Alvin Sugarman

Clergy  Advisor

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W. Wilder Knight

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)

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Rabbi Everett Gendler (OBM)

Clergy Advisor

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Rev. Jim V Jr.

Clergy Advisor

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Mayer Morganroth

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)
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Devon Cunningham

Art Director

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Yale Stum

Music Director

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Mali Hunter

Music Director

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Shari Kaufman

Holocaust Educator

Howard Hertz

Legal Counsel
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Joe Bellanca

Legal Counsel

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Judith Glassman Etkin

Community Outreach

Business Advisor

Amy Nederlander

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Lisa Phillips

Community Outreach

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Dr. Judy Schindler

Curriculum Advisor

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Michelle Peres

Community Outreach

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Olivia Case

Youth Advisor
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Maxine Dovere

Media Advisor & Photographer
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Laura Swartz

Event Coordinator

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Tiffany Harris

Advisor

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Skylar Mitchell

Advisor

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Lynn Orman

Music Advisor

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Coco Lurz

Alumni Ambassador
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Micah Romaner

VP Operations

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Sam Edelstein

Social Media Specialist

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Josh Savitz

Lead Creative Director
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Julia Jassey

VP Educational Development

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Julia Plawker

Lead Graphic Designer

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Zion Martin

Ambassador

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Alexa Bates

Social Media Specialist
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Zachary Schaffer

Lead Facilitator

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Zaccariah Wright

Director of Education

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Sammy Schwartz

External Community Builder

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Anna Topping

Event  Coordinator
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