Freedom from bondage frames the Jewish story. How, then, can we fail to listen to those who are now behind bars?
Maria K. Pulzetti is an Assistant Federal Defender in the appeals unit at the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She worked in Moscow as the executive director of the Russian Justice Initiative, which represents victims of human rights violations at the European Court of Human Rights. She also co-founded the Day of Silence, a student-led day of action against homophobia, bullying and harassment in schools. Maria is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School. She and her family are members of Germantown Jewish Centre in Philadelphia.