Fund for Dr JB Brager

Dr JB Brager is a trans Jewish scholar, educator, artist, and activist on women, gender, LGBTQ, human rights and genocide studies. (See bio below). They were a history teacher at Fieldston School until Thursday Jan 8, 2020. They have touched their colleagues and their students' lives with their brilliance, brave intellectual stances, clarity of values, multiplicity of thought, exemplary work in the classroom, and imaginative empathy. They were fired from Fieldston for reasons the administration has yet to reveal with specific clarity. This fund is to help Dr Brager get through this difficult period where they have suddenly lost their job. This fund is set up by colleagues at Fieldston.

NOTE: We, their colleagues, have created this fundraiser in a time of ambiguity: Dr Brager does not yet know their complete options. If money is not needed, the funds will go to an organization of Dr Brager's choice.

Letter from Jewish Fieldston Alumni on the firing of Dr Brager 

JB Brager holds a PhD in Women’s & Gender Studies from Rutgers University New Brunswick and a B.A. in American Studies with a certificate in LGBT Studies from The University of Maryland College Park. They also draw comics. Their scholarship has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, The Holocaust in History and Memory, and The New Inquiry.  Their comics and work on comics appears in the Jewish Comix Anthology, The Black Warrior Review, Shareable Magazine, The LA Review of Books, GUTS Magazine and Apiary Magazine. JB currently teaches History at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and also teaches university courses, facilitates workshops, and gives lectures on subjects that include comics and zines, social media and photography, and human rights and genocide studies. In the past, they have lead programs at the University of Maryland, Rutgers University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Red Emma’s Bookstore, Chicago Zinefest, and have presented at conferences including the American Studies Association, National Women’s Studies Association, and Cultural Studies Association annual conferences.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
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  • Paul Heideman 
    • $50 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
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Fundraising team: Team Brager (5)

Gina Apostol 
Raised $525 from 6 donations
New York, NY
JB Brager 
Rachel Ehrlich 
Team member
Raised $328 from 6 donations
Lorena Rodas 
Team member
Raised $280 from 3 donations
This team raised $4,553 from 44 other donations.
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