Sharon Rose Goldtzvik

CEO | Uprise Communications
Pronouns: She/her
Sharon Rose Goldtzvik is the founder and CEO of Uprise: communications consulting for good guys (of all genders). A communications strategist and media expert, Sharon is who activists, advocates, and funders call when they need big wins in tough fights, and who reporters call when they need expert sources and top progressive voices. Uprise brings professional communications consulting to the people on the front lines of social justice and human rights. We work with progressive nonprofit and political clients in the U.S. and worldwide. Uprise was founded in DC and is currently based in Cambridge, UK.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

When We Fight (((Antisemitism,))) We Win

How come antisemitism never seems to stick to the Right? Republicans draw on antisemitism to animate their violent white nationalist base, then use false or exaggerated charges of antisemitism as a tactic to smear progressives --especially Muslims and women of color -- while deflecting their own responsibility.

How can we understand and address antisemitism, hold the Right accountable, and keep Republicans from using antisemitism as a weapon to divide progressives? How can we situate a response to antisemitism within our vision for liberation for all of us?

In this session, we’ll deepen our understanding of the dynamics of antisemitism, including how it has been used by the Right, yesterday and today, as a tactic to undermine social movements and divide natural allies.

In a session led by movement leaders on the front lines of this evolving work across the country, participants will come away with concrete strategies to:
--Address antisemitism in our movements;
--Spot antisemitic tropes and find new ways to express our ideas without falling into traps;
--Prevent mistakes and missteps that fuel antisemitism and division;
--Identify and respond to the weaponization of antisemitism by the Right; and
--Apply an antisemitism analysis to our narrative work around race and class.

Speakers: Dove Kent, Tarso Luís Ramos, Sharon Rose Goldtzvik