We've all seen the headlines:
"Debra Messing Joins Alyssa Milano in Denouncing Women's March"
"The Women's March Has a Farrakhan Problem"
"Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism"
"People Are Boycotting Ben & Jerry's New Flavor"
"Founder of the Women's March Calls for Co-Chairs to Step Down"
"Is the Women's March Melting Down?"
"Jewish Groups Work With Women’s March On Anti-Semitism"
"Your Racism Is Showing When You Tear Down The Women's March"
"I am a Rabbi — Here’s Why I’m Going to the Women’s March"
"Another Women's March Canceled Amid Anti-Semitism Accusations"
Now, let's talk about it.
JOFA is hosting a panel event to produce a diverse, nuanced, and productive conversation in our Orthodox feminist community - one that many of us are craving to have in person and off social media. The goal is not to debate, but rather to engage with one another to promote productive dialogue on important issues and to educate ourselves on the different sides of this contentious topic. We will explore questions relating to leadership expectations, litmus tests, privilege, intersectionality, and more, in this panel of Jewish women.
**Note: All opinions and views presented on the panel belong to the individual speakers and are not necessarily reflective of JOFA's values. JOFA has no official position on the Women's Mach.**
All are welcome to attend, regardless of gender identity, religion, race, etc. However, please note that the event was framed for JOFA's Jewish Orthodox Feminist audience. This is also an in-person community discussion which will not be livestreamed. The space is wheelchair-accessable.
Register here: http://bit.ly/JOFApanel
- Sara Liss is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Zioness Movement and a legislative attorney at New York City Council.
- Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. Abby is a member of the national Women's March's steering committee.
- Tamara Fish is the immediate past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network and a member of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Racial Equity Advisory Group.
Our moderator for the panel is Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz, who currently serves as Associate Principal, General Studies at SAR High School and as a research fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute - מכון שלום הרטמן.
Read the panelists' and moderator's full bios at www.jofa.org/panel