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Blacks and Jews in Conversation

For the first time in its five year history of dialogues between dozens of judges and thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds across New York City, in state courts, colleges, schools and clubs, and across the nation in universities, "Judges in Conversation" enters the Federal Court System.

In conjunction with the New York City Board of Education, 500 students of all backgrounds from high schools spanning the Borough of Manhattan are participating. Included are Bedford-Stuyvesant Alternative High School, Kings County (Moot Court competition winners) and Stuyvesant High School (class on Holocaust), New York County. These students will meet and exchange ideas with dozens of lawyers and judges, city, state and federal, of similar backgrounds, including African, Albanian, Asian, Australian, Black, Greek, Hawaiian, Haitian, Hispanic, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Moslem, Puerto Rican, Russian, Scandinavian and South American, observant and non-observant, male and female.

"Blacks and Jews in Conversation" remains the only program and setting of its kind in the country.

Following guest and celebrity speakers, including distinguished representatives of the armed services and clergy, students are arbitrarily grouped together in diverse, smaller, break-out workshops in various model courtrooms and then reassembled for reflections and progress.

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