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Ginna Green hugs Linda Sarsour at the Womens March 2019. Photo Credit: Rafael Shimunov and Candice Bond

March 15, 2019 — Today, our hearts are broken as we grieve the massacre of our Muslim family while they prayed in the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We grieve the inhumanity of killing others while they prayed — the moment when they closed their eyes, turned their backs to the door, tuned out every sound, opened their hearts and trusted. We say to our Muslim siblings in communities across the world: you are not alone — in this moment or ever. …


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JEWISH WOMEN OF COLOR MARCHED THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, DC

Large, diverse, international delegation of Jewish women of color and their allies convened for DC Women’s March

WASHINGTON D.C.- January 20, 2019: A national delegation of hundreds of Jewish Women of Color and their allies were a part of the thousands of women who converged on the nation’s capital for the third annual Women’s March.

In an open letter posted on Medium.com last week, the coalition affirmed its support for the March’s unity principles and emphasized the unique and crucial role of Jewish women of color in organizing for social justice. …


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Shahanna McKinney Baldon, holding the Torah, and Rabbi Mira Rivera lead a contingent of hundreds of Jewish Women of Color and allies to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Jewish Women of Color Marching)

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TOMORROW: Jewish Women of Color to Convene Ahead of Women’s March

At the Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, #JWOCmarching — an international delegation of 75 Jewish Women of Color — will be leading the national march procession in Washington, D.C., followed by a larger contingent of over 250 Jewish women. The group is marching to affirm support for the Women’s March and its unity principles, and to demonstrate the unique and crucial role of Jewish women of color in organizing movements for social justice.

“We are a Native American and African American Jewish family, and I had to be here for this moment,” shared Lasha Tilsen-Toles, who has traveled from Minnesota to march with three young children. “And I am so excited that my daughters will get to have this moment for the rest of their lives.” …


Rachel Faulkner

I am proud and humbled to march alongside my LGBTQ family, my immigrant family, my Jewish family, my Palestinian family, my indigenous family and all the other marginalized communities who are ready to show up and show out because kids are still in cages, my body is my choice, and ultimately, my life and our lives depend on our collective liberation.

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Rachel has lived all over the country, but now calls Washington, DC home where she thrives on work that makes the world’s opportunities more accessible to youth of color. …


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JEWISH WOMEN OF COLOR JOIN WOMEN’S MARCH

Diverse, international coalition of Jewish women of color and allies convening large delegation to take part in national women’s march in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON D.C.- January 11, 2019: A new, international coalition of over 100 Jewish Women of Color has joined forces to declare allegiance with the Women’s March. In an open letter released today, the coalition affirmed its support for the March’s unity principles and emphasized the unique and crucial role of Jewish women of color in organizing for social justice.

The coalition — whose members hail from communities across the US and Canada, and whose participants are leaders from across of a range of social, political, religious, and secular groups and organizations — is convening a large delegation of Jewish Women of Color to attend the national women’s march event in Washington, DC, and is encouraging Jewish Women of Color to publicly support both the national march as well as local marches around the country on January 19. …


As Jewish women of color, we support the unity principles of the Women’s March and believe that this is the time for our communities to affirm together that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.

As Jewish women of color, we value our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-classed, multi-gendered, differently observant, differently abled, and intergenerational community of women as powerful. Our liberation is tied to the liberation of all our sisters and siblings and to our capacity to listen, learn, grow and take action together.

Jews of Color, and Jewish Women of Color in particular, have been organizing and taking action in US social justice movements since the beginning, and are not seen. National conversations and debates that have been sparked between organizers of color and White Jewish institutions have mostly silenced and made invisible the work of Jews of Color who have been putting their bodies and hearts on the line in this work for many years. …


As Jewish women of color, we support the unity principles of the Women’s March and believe that this is the time for our communities to affirm together that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.

As Jewish women of color, we value our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-classed, multi-gendered, differently observant, differently abled, and intergenerational community of women as powerful. Our liberation is tied to the liberation of all our sisters and siblings and to our capacity to listen, learn, grow and take action together.

Jews of Color, and Jewish Women of Color in particular, have been organizing and taking action in US social justice movements since the beginning, and are not seen. National conversations and debates that have been sparked between organizers of color and White Jewish institutions have mostly silenced and made invisible the work of Jews of Color who have been putting their bodies and hearts on the line in this work for many years. …


As Jewish women of color, we support the unity principles of the Women’s March and believe that this is the time for our communities to affirm together that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.

As Jewish women of color, we value our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-classed, multi-gendered, differently observant, differently abled, and intergenerational community of women as powerful. Our liberation is tied to the liberation of all our sisters and siblings and to our capacity to listen, learn, grow and take action together.

Jews of Color, and Jewish Women of Color in particular, have been organizing and taking action in US social justice movements since the beginning, and are not seen. National conversations and debates that have been sparked between organizers of color and White Jewish institutions have mostly silenced and made invisible the work of Jews of Color who have been putting their bodies and hearts on the line in this work for many years. …

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