The Urgent Need for Police Accountability

Categories: Guest Blog Posts, JCUA Campaigns, Membership, Other, Police Brutality
By Esther Bowen JCUA Member JCUA has reached an important milestone in its work on police accountability. We have decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) to become an official member organizing for specific reforms to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union contracts with the …

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Bring Your Whole Self to the Table

Categories: Other
By Avra Shapiro JCUA Community Organizer Shalom! I feel extremely blessed to have just started working full-time as a community organizer at JCUA. I’ve been involved with JCUA since October 2015, where I was galvanized to join the Trauma Care Coalition after being moved by the strategic and unique role JCUA was playing in helping to …

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This Is Not Normal

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By Jeff Zaluda JCUA Member & Board of Directors Jeff gave the following speech last weekend at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Refugee Remix Rally: Fighting Fear, Building Power. My name is Jeff Zaluda and I am the grandson of immigrants who fled persecution for a better life in this nation. I am honored to …

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We Are The Ones We Need

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By Emma Drongowski JCUA’s Avodah Fellow After Election Day, I experienced what I can only describe as the five stages of grief. I felt desperately sad, and then I was consumed by anger, and then fleeting denial that maybe the next years won’t be so bad, and then bargaining–”Maybe a recount?,” and then finally(and only …

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