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Dara Silverman

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
Dara Silverman is the National Coordinator of SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice, a network with over 150 groups across the United States moving white people into action for racial justice. SURJ works to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ is expanding the base of white people who can work in powerful and respectful partnerships with people of color and building a broad-­based multi­‐racial progressive movement for racial, social, environmental and economic justice.

Silverman is a long-time organizer, consultant and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial, gender and social justice for over 20 years. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) in New York City, from 2003 - 2009. This organization works for racial and economic justice by advancing systemic changes that result in concrete improvements in people’s everyday lives.

Her work has been published or featured in the New York Times, Tikkun, Curve, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She contributed a chapter on immigration to the anthology, Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice and co-created The Love and Justice in Times of War Haggadah.

Dara also has extensive experience developing and planning campaigns, and supporting new, emerging and experienced organizers.