Sophie Ellman-Golan is Deputy Head of Socials and Outreach for the Women’s March. She is a core member of the Campaign for Police Accountability and Legislative Working Group at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Barnard College in Africana Studies and Human Rights.
By Sophie Ellman-Golan
One Year After Charlottesville, We Cannot Lean Into Fear
On Friday, August 11, one year ago this weekend, hundreds of white men (and some white women) marched in Charlottesville, VA for the white nationalist Unite The Right rally. They surrounded a synagogue where a Jewish community was holding Kabbalat Shabbat services. They shouted Nazi and Ku Klux Klan slogans. They assaulted counter-protestors. The next…
Worried About Anti-Semitism? Practice The Tolerance You Preach.
I woke up last Saturday morning to images of Charlottesville — to accounts of the white supremacist chants “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” I saw pictures of angry white men with swastikas giving the Nazi salute, their faces twisted in rage. As a white Jewish woman, I have for years approached…
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