Dara Silverman

Leadership Team | SURJ: Showing up for Racial Justice

Dara Silverman is a consultant, coach and trainer. She is on the Leadership Team of SURJ: Showing up for Racial Justice and helped write and launch the Trayvon Martitn Action Kit in the summer of 2013. She was the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) from 2004-2009. Prior to her work at JFREJ, Dara worked with United for a Fair Economy, Neighbor to Neighbor and on various local and national campaigns across the country. She specializes in working with leaders to align their actions with their vision and values with a plan for action. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

How Can White People Get More Whites Showing Up for Racial Justice?

Obama's presidency and the continued economic recession have triggered a largely white racist backlash by the Tea Party, anti-immigrant organizations and conservative political commentators. More white people are needed to show up and speak out against racism. Presenters will share experiences for recruiting and engaging white people in racial justice efforts and working in alliance with organizations of color, particularly drawing on the experience in the South. In this interactive session, participants will share stories and strategies and learn about the work of SURJ: Showing up for Racial Justice, a national network of white people organizing nationally and locally to confront racism.

Speakers: Dara Silverman, Rachel McCoullough, Sean O'Neill, Carla Wallace

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

SURJ: Strategies for Engaging White People in Racial Justice

The economic recession and Obama's presidency have triggered a largely white racist backlash by the Tea Party, anti-immigrant organizations and conservative political commentators. More white people are needed to show up and speak out against racism. Presenters will share experiences for recruiting and engaging white people in racial justice efforts and working in alliance with organizations of color.

Speakers: Dara Silverman, Carla Wallace, Dottye Burt-Markowitz