OUDC: Building an Intercultural Community, with Yolanda Savage-Narva
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How are students chosen to participate in OUDC’s Justice Fellowship program?
Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, DC. Their mission is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.
OUDC’s Justice Fellowship program is a year-long three-stage program for high school juniors in the Washington DC area. The participants learn to combat racism and anti-Semitism wherever they encounter it. They build bridges between the Black and Jewish communities and also use their skills, vision and passion to bring together people of all different ethnicities, races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientations.
Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Executive Director of OUDC, spoke with us about the organization and its Justice Fellowship program.
For more information about OUDC, and to apply for the program or donate, go here.