Amy Jarkow

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Amy Jarkow

Amy Jarkow is a senior at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-captain of her school's Debate Team and competes on the national circuit. She also sings in the choir and loves to play the piano. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, going to brunch, and watching Netflix comedy specials.

Blog Posts

San Francisco DACA rally

Immigration Mythbusters: Starting the Conversation

by Amy Jarkow

In my opinion, the fall of DACA should have warranted the same amount of coverage in school as the increasingly frequent mass shootings happening in this country.

Topics: Schools, Immigration
Beate Sirota Gordon, 1987

Beate Sirota Gordon

by Amy Jarkow

An unexpected champion for women’s rights in post-war Japan, Austrian born Beate Sirota Gordon was an inspiring intersectional feminist. At age of 22, and fresh out of college with a degree in modern languages, Gordon, along with a small team of Americans, was responsible for writing Japan’s constitution in the aftermath of World War II.

Zioness Movement

Don’t Fence Me In

by Amy Jarkow

I feel proud of my Jewish and feminist beliefs as separate and intersecting parts of my identity and yet, especially after what happened at the march, I shy away from labeling myself a “Zionist.” Maybe it’s because I’m really not a Zionist, or maybe it’s because I’m afraid of the consequences that come with such a label.

Topics: Feminism, Israel

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Amy Jarkow." (Viewed on April 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/amy-jarkow>.

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