Max Kaiser: the new AJDS Community Organiser.
The AJDS has a new part-time paid staff member to help with the many demands that the organisation faces in planning functions, communicating with our members and more actively pursuing the role of a progressive voice amongst Jews and a Jewish voice amongst progressives.
We’ll let Max give a brief sketch of himself–
I’m 24 years old, grew up in Brunswick and currently live in Coburg. I recently graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in social theory.
I’ve been involved in many campaigns for social justice including education issues at Melbourne University where I served as Welfare Officer of the student union. During this time I was especially active in the fight for student housing rights. I have also been involved in the union movement, refugee rights, indigenous self-determination campaigns and community development through the arts. I am especially committed to a just peace in Israel/Palestine, a commitment deepened after visiting the region in 2010 with family. As well as touring all through Israel and meeting relatives I had the opportunity to visit the West Bank a number of times with some left-wing NGOs and was thoroughly moved by the plight of the Palestinian people.
As well as working for the AJDS, I am involved in a number of media projects including a regular `radical look at higher educationĀ“ – themed radio show on 3CR community radio. I am also Reviews Editor of Arena magazine, and am currently working on creating my own online radio show.
Please use Max as your first port of call for AJDS business. He would like to get to know you. Max’s contacts are /co AT ajds.org.au / or mobile 0423234069.
AJDS Executive.