My name is Julia Brunson, and I am a sophomore majoring in History. I am from the East Side of Milwaukee, and grew up within a reform Jewish community. During middle school and high school, I went to public school, and did not see many other Jewish students. When I began attending UW-Madison, the situation reversed. I now participate weekly at UW-Hillel and with other Jewish groups on campus.
I joined the CRGC because I think religious literacy and dialogue are crucial to creating a welcoming and knowledgeable atmosphere at UW-Madison. It is our duty as members of various faiths and beliefs to work with and for the sake of each other. Promoting dialogue, events, and shared experiences between all faiths creates a structure that is far more sturdy than one group standing on its own. It is also far more rewarding.