Jordan Ash

Jordan Ash is the Minnesota Chapter Representative of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Desmond Tutu, Israel, and Me
When I was growing up, my mother instilled a very strong sense of right and wrong in me. The morals she imparted were firmly rooted in the history of the Jewish people. My mother taught me about the pogroms in Russia, the harsh working conditions Jews had to endure in sweatshops, and the discrimination Jews faced in America. She also taught me about Samuel Gompers who founded the American Federation of Labor, and about Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman who gave their lives alongside James Chaney in the civil rights movement.
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