Rachel McCoullough is a Community Organizer at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) focusing on the Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers Campaign. Originally from Brooklyn, Rachel has been working and organizing in struggles for immigrant and workers' rights, youth empowerment, and LGBTQ and gender justice in Los Angeles and New York since 2004. She graduated from Scripps College in 2008 with a degree in History and later interned for one year as a Know-Your-Rights trainer with domestic worker organizations in Lima and Cusco, Peru. Rachel likes to sing classical music, play accordion, and eat pizza.
Presentations from Facing Race 2014
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