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Thank you for coming to my talk at the Birkbeck Institute.

I'd love to connect with you! Unfortunately I missed most of the chat comments but I could tell it was full of interesting people and ideas. Do email me at

I recommended this incredible panel discussion in my talk's conclusion:

A Movement to Meet the Moment (Panel Discussion on Countering the Far Right, with Organizers Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Scot Nakagawa, Adrienne Evans, Rachel O’Leary Carmona and Dove Kent), 2021.

For more on radical Jews of color in the 1960s & 1970s:

Melendez, Benjy, and Amir Said. Ghetto Brother: How I Found Peace in the South Bronx Street Gang Wars : A Memoir. New York: Superchamp Books, 2015.

Pierce, Rebecca. No Man’s Land (Film about Reuven Abergel & the Israeli Black Panthers), 2017.

Website of Aurora Levins Morales (Puerto Rican Jewish scholar, activist and red diaper baby).

Website of Devin E. Naar (Professor of Sephardic Studies, University of Washington - Note: Most work here is on earlier periods of Sephardi history).

Selected sources for my talk: 

“Black Power: A Reprint of a Position Paper for the SNCC Vine City Project.” United States National Student Association, 1966.

Brown, Elaine. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Cox, Donald W. Making Revolution: My Life in the Black Panther Party. Berkeley, California: Heyday, 2019.

Gilbert, David. Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. Oakland, California: PM Press, 2012.

Hannah-Jones, Nikole. “A Brutal Loss, But an Enduring Conviction (Interview with Rita Schwerner Bender),” July 22, 2014.

Isserman, Maurice. If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Kaplan, Judy, and Linn Shapiro. Red Diapers: Growing Up in the Communist Left. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Lyons, Paul. Philadelphia Communists, 1936-1956. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

McGeever, Brendan, and Satnam Virdee. “Antisemitism and Socialist Strategy in Europe, 1880–1917: An Introduction.” Patterns of Prejudice 51, no. 3–4 (2017): 221–34.

Medem, Vladimir. The Life and Soul of a Legendary Jewish Socialist: The Memoirs of Vladimir Medem. New York: Ktav, 1979.

Mokhtefi, Elaine. Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers. Brooklyn: Verso Press, 2018.

Mokhtefi, Mokhtar. I Was a French Muslim: Memories of an Algerian Freedom Fighter. Translated by Elaine Mokhtefi. New York: Other Press, 2021.

Nepon, Ezra Berkley. Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda. Philadelphia: Thread Makes Blanket Press, 2012.

Rosenblum, April. “Offers We Couldn’t Refuse: The Decline of Actively Secular Jewish Identity in the 20th Century U.S. (Revised from the Original).” Jewish Currents, 2009.

———. “The Ethics of the Soldiers: My Father, Myself and the Israeli Refuseniks.” Bridges, Fall 2006.

———. “The Jewish Bund.” In The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 8  Volume Set: 1500 to the Present, edited by Immanuel Ness. Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Rudd, Mark. “Why Were There So Many Jews in SDS? Or, The Ordeal of Civility.” Fast Capitalism 1, no. 2 (2005).

Schultz, Debra L. Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement. New York: NYU Press, 2002.

Svonkin, Stuart. Jews Against Prejudice: American Jews and the Fight for Civil Liberties. (Explores the organized Jewish community's work during peak years of U.S. anti-Communism) New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

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