Dara Silverman: Consultant and Professional Coach

“I grew up Jewish and middle class in Upstate New York, acutely aware that I was different from the primarily white working class population around me.  I was politicized by my parents, who were professors turned human services workers.  At fourteen, I led my first protest against CIA recruitment at Cornell University and haven’t looked back.”

Dara Silverman has worked as a consultant, organizer and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial, gender and social justice for the past 20 years. She focuses on supporting small and mid-sized groups to build their organizing skills, fundraising and organizational capacity. Dara was the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) in New York City from 2003-2009. Her work has been published or featured in the New York Times, Tikkun, Zeek,  Curve,  and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She co-created The Love and Justice in Times of War Haggadah. Dara is on the Leadership team of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people working for racial justice.

Dara has extensive experience developing and planning campaigns, supporting new and experienced organizers and executive directors, grassroots and individual fundraising, strategic planning, and board development.

Dara lives in Beacon, NY, in the Hudson Valley and splits her time between consulting and teaching yoga.

Contact Dara: darasilvermanus@gmail.com