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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]