Who We Are
Who We Are: Identity and Diversity in Our Jewish Community
Recorded on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:00pm EST
Speaker: Ginna Green in conversation with Dr. Harriette Wimms
About Our Speaker:
Ginna Green is a political strategist, writer and consultant, and, until June 2020, the Chief Strategy Officer at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. There she led the work of the communications, advocacy, electoral, rapid response and racial equity teams from 2018-2020, a period of unprecedented white nationalism, antisemitism and authoritarianism in American life.
Prior to Bend the Arc, Ginna was Managing Director of the Democracy Collaborative at ReThink Media. At ReThink she strengthened the communications capacity of groups working on money in politics, fair and diverse courts, and voting rights. Before joining ReThink, Ginna worked at the Center for Responsible Lending for several years, including during the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis, and worked to pass the California Homeowner Bill of Rights and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She has also been on staff at Full Court Press Communications, The OpEd Project, SPIN Academy, and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center.
Ginna is a frequent speaker and writer on democracy, leadership, race, racism in the Jewish community, and Jewish community diversity, and has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Salon, and more. A 2020-2021 Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Ginna also sits on the boards of Women’s March, Political Research Associates, the Jews of Color Initiative and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. An alum of the Jeremiah Fellowship and the Selah Leadership Program, and a 2019 Schusterman Fellow, Ginna is a native southerner and the mother of four amazing kids.
Dr. Harriette E. Wimms is a Maryland licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing compassion-infused assessments and therapies to children and families across the age span. Dedicated to providing affirming and culturally-responsive care, Dr. Wimms holds a PhD in Human Services Psychology, a MS in Developmental Psychology, and is a certified Human Services Psychologist with specializations in child clinical, pediatric, and community/social psychology.
Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a variety of speakers from rabbis to researchers to activists as we share, explore, and engage with the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. In the present moment of growing awareness about the need for dramatic change in response to structural racism in our society, the importance of many perspectives and voices is unparalleled.
This multi-program series will open up conversations about who we are as Jews; how Jewish spaces and institutions need to change; and how these changes can lead us to a more robust and inclusive Jewish community.