Organizing for Social Justice

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Wed, 03/20/2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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An Interview with Rabbi Debra Kolodny and Will Layng

Today on The Radio Activst,  Lisa Loving and Suzanne LaGrande talk with social justice consultant and spiritual leader Rabbi Debra Kolodny,  and Will Layng, Executive Director of Jobs With Justice about their work organizing for social justice. Rabbi Kolodny has worked to help build advocacy coalitions, taught “Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces” and supported labor-management partnerships. Recently, she launched the Portland Spirit Led Justice Alliance to support, expand and amplify the contribution of spiritual leaders and communities in justice campaigns. To learn more about Rabbi Kolodny's work, visit: https://www.asthespiritmovesus.com

As Executive Director with Jobs With Justice, Will Layng is part of a coalition of more than 100 labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.  Jobs With Justice is committed to the creation of family wage jobs, support for organizing both here and abroad, and maintaining pressure to demand corporate accountability in our communities. You can find out more about Jobs With Justice and Will's work here: https://jwjpdx.org