Dara Silverman is a 280A0290__Dara Fav_llr edit__small fileconsultant, organizer and trainer who has been building movements for economic, racial,  gender and social justice for over 20 years. From January 2015 to July 2016, Dara was the founding Director of Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ).  As a consultant, Dara works with 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 wrote a chapter on immigration in  Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice and co-created The Love and Justice in Times of War Haggadah. She split my time between consulting, farming, and teaching yoga.

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

In 2008, after practicing yoga for 10 years, Dara completed her 200 hour certification at theKripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2009, she completed an advanced yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest. Dara feel lucky to have studied with Patricia Walden, Bo Forbes, Jason Crandall, Carla Stangenberg, Jonathan FitzGordon, and Minnie Jardine.

Dara focuses her teaching on making yoga safe, accessible and affordable to everyone, specifically people with abundant bodies, queer and LGBT people, and people with chronic illness and pain.

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Hellow, Dara, Belma Gonzalez, recommended on Facebook that we connect. If you did not see the reply from me, I was in a facilitated time with you at Creating Change. It was wonderful. I am one of those abundant bodies that does yoga to keep me strong in the face of aging, life, organizing and gaining resilience! Thank you for organizing tomorrow’s conference call. One day, I hope our directed actions support our paths crossing! Meanwhile you can write to me at the email listed, at your convenience!

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