ABOUT

I am currently consulting, running workshops, giving speeches and facilitating conversations about implicit bias, and also racism and white privilege at nonprofits, law firms, government entities, universities, public and parochial schools, houses of worship, and community centers. I have also written about white privilege and racism, including Uncovering My White Privilege on Yom Kippur, Flawed But Determined: Becoming a White Supporter of Racial Justice, and my most recent piece Why I am Atoning for Racism.

 

I have spent much of my career finding paths forward on divisive culture issues. I recently served as the Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), the Reform Jewish Movement's Washington, DC office. From the RAC, I ran interfaith campaigns on a number of social justice issues, including gun violence prevention, immigration reform, paid sick and family and medical leave and LGBT equality.

 

Before the RAC, I directed the Culture Program at Third Way, a Washington, DC progressive think tank specializing in understanding and reaching moderates. There, I launched the "Come Let Us Reason Together" Initiative, which mobilized evangelical Christians and progressive activists to work together on the most contentious social issues. I also helped draft the first-of-its-kind common ground abortion bill to be introduced jointly by a pro-life and pro-choice member of Congress. I am a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.

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