#SheShinesLight on Jews United for Justice: Speaking Truth to Power
“While I’ve always read the paper, and cared deeply about…injustice, I never saw myself as the kind of person who has what it takes to be an organizer,” says Ioana Stoica with Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), a grantee of Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation.
“About a year ago, I decided to attend…a training on writing testimony…it was on Zoom…it seemed less scary…(it seemed like it was) for people like me, who were just starting out on this path. In the months that followed, I dived into writing testimony for immigration bills, such as the Maryland Trust Act, pulling from my own experience as an immigrant and child of political refugees.”
“It’s very clear that there is plenty of work to do in the upcoming months, and in the upcoming legislative session…I am super excited to continue building power in my county, to expand our JUFJ base, here”.
Ioana’s story is just one of many involving personal empowerment through social justice advocacy, stories that serve as compelling proof that Jews United for Justice really do change lives. Program participants become empowered by learning how to create social change, and the courageous advocacy they take on in their communities makes life better for women, for girls, and for other vulnerable demographics. Together, Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation, women like Ioana Stoica, and JUFJ are creating change the world needs.
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