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Bend the Arc's CEO Stosh Cotler joined Arab American Association's Linda Sarsour and President of Union Theological Seminary Rev. Dr. Serene Jones to talk about how communities of faith are reacting to rampant xenophobia and fear around Muslims in the 2016 election.
More than 250 people joined us at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center for an illuminating discussion about the role of the Jewish community in the struggle for racial justice. CEO Stosh Cotler moderated the conversation between Yavilah McCoy, Opal Tometi, and David Goodman.
On June 5-7, 2016 Bend the Arc will hold its first national conference in Washington, D.C. Over three days, 500 Jews will gather from across the country to demonstrate the power and the passion of the Jewish movement for justice in America. It is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
On November 10, Bend the Arc supporters turned out in seven cities from Oakland to Miami in support of Fight for $15 and a Union, a grassroots coalition with powerful momentum for economic equity. National Organizer Becky Havivi reflects on her own participation in this day of action in Miami.
A leader of criminal justice reform efforts in the Bay Area, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum went to Capitol Hill to advocate for humane sentencing reform and in the process delivered a stirring message on the moral necessity for immediate and tangible change to our “life-for-an-eye” justice system.