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Antisemitism & the Fight for Democracy: A Conversation with Amy Spitalnick

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wise Center‍ | 8329 Ridge Ave, Amberley Village

Antisemitism & the Fight for Democracy: A Conversation with Amy Spitalnick

Amy Spitalnick will join us IN PERSON from Wise Center for a moderated conversation about her past, present, and future work, including the successful Charlottesville lawsuit, the new lawsuit against Patriot Front, and her goals for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), where she currently serves as CEO. Join us at Wise Center or via Zoom for this important conversation.

JCPA is mobilizing Jewish coalitions at the national level to build a just and inclusive American democracy and combat hate. Amy previously served as Executive Director of Integrity First for America, which won its groundbreaking lawsuit against the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups responsible for the Charlottesville violence. Under Amy’s leadership, IFA became a powerful national voice in the fight against white supremacy, antisemitism, and extremism – and its Charlottesville case has emerged as a model for accountability.

Amy also serves as a Senior Advisor on Extremism to Human Rights First, and on the Advisory Board of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) at American University. She has extensive experience in government, politics, and advocacy, including as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor to the New York Attorney General and spokesperson and advisor to the New York City Mayor. She has also worked for a number of federal, state, and local officials, campaigns, and advocacy organizations, including as J Street’s first press secretary.

Amy frequently appears in national media and has been awarded various fellowships and honors, including being named a Women inPower Fellow at the 92nd Street Y, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, a City & State 40 Under 40 Rising Star, and a NY Jewish Week 36 Under 36 Changemaker. She graduated from Tufts University.


Contact Celeste Lawler at 513.793.2997 or clawler@wisetemple.org