The past few weeks have been incredibly painful for the Jewish community, with the recent spate of antisemitism happening at George Washington University. In summary, a few years back an undergraduate senator made virulently antisemitic comments regarding the Jewish Student Association and GW Hillel. Then, this senator (after being allowed to remain in his position) [...]
A few weeks ago, I was approached by a reporter for Refinery29, Natalie Gontcharova, about a second antisemitic postering incident that took place on my campus. I am very excited as she featured my website and the curriculum I've created around antisemitism on college campuses. Read the full story here.
Almost 4 months ago, I was interviewed about the rise of protesting happening across the country in response to this administration's policies. Black hopes to see consolidation in these movements, so they can institute and create real change, “I think there should be more looking outwards, at who is fighting alongside of you and not [...]
Though this interview took place nearly four months ago, this topic has been on my mind lately, especially with Cecile Richards stepping down as President of Planned Parenthood and with the Fact Act being debated in the Supreme Court. Read the full interview here. **Updated to add that this website is run by a reporting professor [...]
This past week has been a whirlwind of emails, meetings, outreach, educating, conversing, and listening. But I am so proud to be making this important change on our campus, and I hope the work that I'm doing has a lasting impact on how AU talks about anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish oppression. Read more about my efforts [...]
One year ago, I was asked by my campus's Hillel to attend the annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The day centered around policy and political advocacy. After a morning filled with panels, politicians, and networking, we got to lobby our representatives on the issue of disability. Here's what I said to Hillel [...]
This year, I almost didn't attend the Women's March. After a lackluster response to rising incidents of anti-Semitism and negative anti-Zionist sentiment, I didn't think there was a place for me as a progressive Zionist and a feminist Jew. Then, along came Zioness Movement. Check out the Zioness press release in regards to the Women's March here!