Double Your Impact for Racial Justice

 
As a multiracial, diasporic, intergenerational Jewish community, we have been blazing the path towards the more just world we know is possible. 
 
Today, you have the opportunity to double your impact on our racial justice work by making a donation to BWC that will be generously matched by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable because of your commitment to this effort. 
 
This year, as we stood in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and committed ourselves to racial justice, the trail we created together took several different paths:
  • Taking a bold, public stance to unequivocally say that Black Lives Matter, signing on to the powerful ad in the New York Times with 600 other Jewish organizations across the country.
 
  • 45 BWC leaders gathering for a 10-hour training on the intersections of racism, antisemitism and white supremacy.
 
  • Standing together in the streets demanding justice for the Black lives that were killed by police.
 
  • Acknowledging the reality that at BWC, just as in the larger Jewish community, white Ashkenazi narratives are often centered, serving to erase or marginalize perspectives of Jews of Color and Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. Engaging in honest self reflection and dialogue about where we need to be doing better.
 
  • Strengthening our work for reparations, doing far reaching education while engaging in self study with the intention of implementing reparations policy at BWC in the coming year. 
At Boston Workers Circle, we commit to staying together through conflict, and dedicating part of our budget solely to continuing racial justice work in the Jewish community. Our ancestors understood that the forces of white supremacy, racism and antisemitism are built into the foundation of this country. They provided us with the tools to have each other’s backs when the state does not.
 
This upcoming year, Boston Workers Circle is dedicating more financial resources toward racial justice. I’m calling on you to show your commitment today as well by making a generous donation to BWC now. 
 
The first $2,500 contributed today will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact, and will go toward strengthening racial justice in the Jewish community and in Boston. Whether you are able to donate $18, $180, or $1,800 - you are loudly and clearly saying that Black Lives Matter in the Jewish community. That we can, and will, do better together.
 
In solidarity,
 
Jen Kiok, Executive Director
Anne Greenwald, Board President
Rachel Hess, Chair of the Equity & Inclusion Committee