Brandy Shufutinsky is a social worker, writer, researcher, and advocate. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education and her MSW from the University of Southern California. Brandy is the Director of Education and Community Engagement with the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values (JILV). Currently her focus is on developing intercultural and academic opportunities to enhance liberal democratic ideals.
Neo-Nazis: Still Here + Targeting Jews
March 2023:The increasing culture wars in schools have placed a target on Jewish students. Throughout the past four years, Jewish students have increasingly reported being victimized by anti-Semitism coming from both their peers and educators. Teachers and administrators are failing our kids, either minimizing or completely ignoring anti-Jewish bigotry or outright embracing it.Read Article »
Defunding the Police Harms Black Victims of Domestic Violence
September 2022:For all of those proudly chanting “defund the police” I have one question: Who do you want to respond when a victim is locked in her bathroom, trying to escape her abuser? Who should show up at her home when her abuser has a loaded gun and is threatening to shoot her?Read Article »