Happy Friends' Day, friends! Check out this important piece I wrote for JWI about a very important friendship in my life.
After weeks of organizing, hundreds of emails, hours and hours and hours of work, my semester finally feels complete. But not because my classes have ended or my finals are done. Because my bill has finally passed through the Undergraduate Senate. I knew I would be creating this bill early on, only a few days [...]
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.
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 [...]
Background: I love Taboo. I am a naturally competitive person, especially when it comes to things like word games! So when I was asked to create programming for my campus as part of my work as a Peer Wellness Educator for the Wellness Center, I knew I wanted to do something that would foster some [...]
Background: Antisemitism is a growing phenomenon across the United States and Europe and college campuses are particularly vulnerable. But, strangely, there aren't a lot of resources to teach this complex form of oppression at an age-appropriate level for college students. This is an attempt to bridge that gap. Goals: To understand the history of antisemitism and [...]
Last night, I had an amazing opportunity to hold a conversation on my campus about the prevalence of antisemitism on my campus. I am BLOWN AWAY by how incredible this dialogue turned out. Nearly 40 people from dozens of campus organizations and offices came. This included staff, students, and faculty, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The folks [...]
I have often heard, mainly with notes of derision and dismissal, that colleges today are hyper-liberal institutions. Why is this seen as such a bad thing? Shouldn't this not only be celebrated, but encouraged? Read what I have to say about college activism here! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to guest-post for [...]
Earlier this week, my campus experienced another incident of bigoted postering by an outsider. The response by the campus? For the most part, resounding silence. Why are the Jewish students not receiving support and solidarity from other groups on campus claiming to care about intersectionality? Read what I have to say here.