NAME: Enzi Tanner (he / him)
ABOUT: Enzi is a National Organizer at Bend the Arc. He will be watching Doctor Who and playing video games in our liberated future.
MY SURPRISING SOURCE OF STUDY: "While playing Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) I learned that it is not enough to get rid of the threat without replacing it with someone else. If something better is not created in its stead, another threat will just rise up in its place."
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NAME: Rachèl Laforest (she / her)
ABOUT: Rachèl is Bend the Arc’s Chief Program Officer, supporting organizing, leadership development, and campaigns. In our liberated future she will be growing fresh food and hosting large and delicious community meals.
MY SURPRISING SOURCE OF STUDY: "Online recipes and food blogs are an incredible place for learning and experimentation. You can get a real sense of the history and flavor of a place and a people just by reading about the ingredients, preparation and serving of their food. When we utilize the abundance right in front of us, we create beautiful, nourishing things."
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NAME: Yehudah (he / him)
ABOUT: Yehudah is faculty for Kirva, Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project and the director of the Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out program. He will be relaxing under palm trees, dancing with friends, and caring for his community in our liberated future.
MY SURPRISING SOURCE OF STUDY: "Avatar: The Last Airbender (the show not the movie) has taught me so much of what it means and could look like to have both the boundaries of justice without the punitive punishment that's a feature of our legal system today."
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NAME: Victoria (She/Her / הִוא )
ABOUT: Victoria is the Co-founding Executive Director for the Atlanta Jews of Color Council. She will raise joyous, healthy children, free to thrive as themselves, in our liberated future.
MY SURPRISING SOURCE OF STUDY: “Learning better self care. Teaching myself what foods nourish my body and what foods to avoid. I'm learning to reserve time on my calendar to lift weights, go for runs, and take rest to preserve a positive mindset. If I don’t, there is always something or someone else that gets prioritized. It’s definitely a learning process. To take care of one's health is a mitzvah, and the Sages find this mandate implied in the words, ‘take heed to thyself and take care of your lives’ (Deuteronomy 4:9).”
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