USF Jewish Studies and Social Justice Program Seventh Annual Social Justice Lecture
Social Justice, Racial Equality and
the Jewish Communities
As CEO of Bend the Arc, the leading progressive Jewish organization working to make this nation one that honors the dignity of all communities, Stosh Cotler is at the forefront of advancing civil and human rights in the United States. With more than 25 years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer and organizer – working on issues like domestic workers’ rights, gender-based violence prevention, immigration reform, marriage equality and voting rights – she is expanding awareness of inequity and implementing social change to transform communities to reach their potential. She discusses the prophetic role the Jewish community must play in advancing social justice in 21st century America.