Our Jewish Activist Tradition: The Eastern European Roots of Jewish Social Justice in the US
All are welcome to meet and hear Ann Toback, the CEO of the Worker’s Circle talk about Jewish Social Justice. Ann will also be discussing two current social justice projects: the Democracy Circle and Freedom to Vote Act Legislative Visits.
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About Ann Toback: Ann Toback is the CEO of the Workers Circle. The first female CEO of the organization, Ann has served in her position for more than 14 years, leading the organization through a reboot process, resulting in today’s Workers Circle, a social justice organization that finds inspiration and power in our Yiddish language and Eastern European activist tradition of resistance, resilience, and cultural engagement. Under Ann’s leadership, the Workers Circle has worked fiercely to ensure that we remain on the frontlines in the struggle to build a multi-racial, multi-cultural democracy that both works and is accountable to every one of us.
A lifelong progressive activist – whose grandparents met at a union hall – and trained attorney, Ann previously worked as a union leader at the Writers Guild of America, East, serving as the Assistant Executive Director during her tenure from 1999-2008. A highlight of Ann’s union career was successfully leading the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike on the East Coast. Previously, Ann served as an attorney at Rosenberg and Shapiro. She attended Boston University School of Law (J.D., Mediation and Litigation) and SUNY Buffalo (B.A., English Language and Literature/Letters).