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Lauren Greenberg

Lauren Greenberg grew up a progressive, working class Jewish girl in an ultra-conservative, affluent and fundamentalist Christian suburb of Sacramento. The experience she had as an outsider in her hometown led her to view the Jewish community as a place where people understood that their liberation was “bound up” in the liberation of others. Lauren went on to graduate with honors in Community Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, with the goal of creating systemic change as a scholar-activist. She studied drug policy, the prison system and the criminalization of youth of color. Lauren went on to do outreach and organizing work with teenagers on behalf of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. She now coordinates student clubs at public high schools,including a peer-led LGBT teen group, and she creates social justice engagement opportunities for teens area-wide.

Stories by Lauren Greenberg