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40 Women to Watch 2019: Rebecca Pierce is an activist, filmmaker and photographer exposing racial injustice


Rebecca Pierce

Rebecca Pierce is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Rebecca Pierce is a documentary filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on issues of racial justice, highlighting the impact of state violence of marginalized communities. She is also the editor of the racial justice blog, Unruly, a publication created by the Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus in Solidarity with Palestine.

Her writing has been featured in The Jewish Daily Forward, The Nation, Alternet, Mondoweiss, and Electronic Intifada. She was recently listed on the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s “The 50 Jews everyone should follow on Twitter.”

One of the popular topics she discussed on the Groundings podcast was the linkages of black, Jewish and Palestinian solidarity.