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Joanna Goodwin

Joanna Goodwin, Headshot

Joanna Goodwin’s philanthropic work is focused on empowering youth and women to become effective leaders and especially peace builders, negotiators, and sustainers. She serves as president of both the Goodwin Foundation and the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. She is a member of J Street’s Board of Directors and J Street’s Women’s Leadership Forum Steering Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), a consortium of more than 85 organizations that conduct people-to-people coexistence and reconciliation programs and activities both within Israel and cross-border. Joanna is actively developing a U.S. support network for WePower, a non-partisan Israeli NGO promoting women's leadership, gender integration and equality at all political levels of Israeli society. She is a committed supporter of the Israeli NGO Women Wage Peace (WWP). In 2015, Joanna and her father, Richard Goodwin, received J Street’s highest honor, the Tzedek v’Shalom award for their lifetime commitment to peace. Joanna received her undergraduate degree from Temple University, cum laude. After 25 years in Los Angeles, she now lives in Baltimore, MD, with her husband, Mark J. Friedman. Between them, they are parents to two daughters, three sons, one daughter-in-law, and one especially delightful granddaughter.

Blog Posts

Women March for Hope, Oct. 2016

Women March, and Speak Out, for Peace

by Joanna Goodwin

On January 21, 2017, women across the country will come together to march in protest of a Trump presidency.

Topics: Protests
Women Wage Peace Logo, 2016

Women Wage Peace: Trailblazing Israelis

by Joanna Goodwin

Women Wage Peace declares: We refuse to live indefinitely by the sword. We vow that we will not be silent, that we will raise our voices above the sounds of weapons and sirens. Violence only breeds more violence and further radicalization, with suffering and insecurity for all sides.

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