The Craig Fahle Show

Young Detroiters Work to Bridge the Gap Between the African American and Jewish Communities

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Photo: QuanTez Pressley, left; and Ben Falik, right (Credit - Gabriela Santiago-Romero)

Members of the African American and Jewish communities came together last month at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Mission to Detroit conference hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit. In the wake of the conference, two attendees, QuanTez Pressley and Ben Falik, are working to bridge the gap between these two communities in Metro Detroit through service, conversation, and more. Craig sits down with these two for an open conversation. If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved with their efforts you can contact them by email. Ben Falik can be reached at ben@werepair.org and QuanTez Pressley can be reached at pressleyq@detroitmi.gov.

Read the article written by QuanTez Pressley and Ben Falik, published in the Jewish News here.

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PHOTO: Participants of the African American Jewish Community Mission to Detroit pose at the Heidelberg project. QuanTez Pressley and Ben Falik are in the back row, the middle and far right respectively (Photo compliments of the JCRC)

Listen to the piece that WDET's Rob St. Mary did on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Mission to Detroit conference in June, 2011 here.

Click on the audio player above to listen.