I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
This is the video recap of the 15th annual Jews For Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) Rabbi Marshal T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards, held on Tuesday, December 13th at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City. This was an amazing event. I’m so glad I was there that night, and so proud to be a long-time member of JFREJ.
Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers’ struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone.
This article was in my DU alumni magazine that came today. George DeMartino was one of my favorite professors in grad school. I only had one class with him, Great Books in International Political Economy, but it was an amazing class. I’m so glad I got to study with and learn form this type of person.
Last year I completed a M.A. in International Human Rights. I'm interested in the praxis of human rights, the role of social justice movements and the value of tikkun olam to make the world a better place. I am also interested in international development, humanitarian aid, social justice movements, politics, economics, community organizing and the values of deep and direct democracy. As a queer Jew I care about certain issues, but I strive to push discourse and work for real, meaningful, and lasting progressive change.
This blog is a forum for me to discuss my ideas and analysis and share what I do and think about on the issues that matter to me.
"Sometimes no length of string is long enough to say the thing that needs to be said." - The History of Love by Nicole Krauss