"I value Just Vision's commitment to working in partnership and its recognition that we each have a role to play in this struggle for freedom and dignity."
Manager of Strategic Relationships
Anya Rous is the Manager of Strategic Relationships at Just Vision, an organization that aims to increase the power and legitimacy of Palestinians and Israeli working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict nonviolently. Anya oversees Just Vision’s supporter engagement strategy, work closely with the Executive Director, members of the Board and strategic partners to the fund the growth and increased capacity of Just Vision and bring greater visibility to Just Vision’s efforts.
Previously, Anya worked in the Jewish Life and Values Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation with a portfolio supporting organizations seeking to build the field of Jewish social justice, amplify progressive religious voices, advance a peaceful and just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, build a cross-sector environmental movement and further women as agents of change in Israel. Before her role at Cummings, Anya coordinated the Galveston Movement Outreach Project, as part of Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island, a nationally traveling exhibit on immigration produced by the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas where she coordinated a seven-state oral history project and conducted extensive archival and original research on the Galveston Movement.
Anya is member of North Star Fund serving on the Donor Programs Leadership Committee and a former member of Community Funding Committee for movement leadership and grassroots action grants. She is a member of Resource Generation and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ).
Anya graduated University of Texas at Austin in 2006, with an honors degree from the Plan II and English programs, and a concentration in women’s and gender studies. She wrote her senior thesis on David Grossman’s fictional works See: Under Love and the Book of Intimate Grammar, exploring the use of child protagonists as a means to examine Zionist narratives and Israeli history.
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