btw I just looked at Lawson’s resume, and it’s incredible. She is a black, Jewish lesbian who was a military police officer, specifically investigating domestic violence and child abuse. She has done extensive social justice work within Jewish and Black communities in regards to LGBTQ issues, HIV/AIDS, and also worked for a time as a personal trainer. She was a Truah Rabbinic and Cantorial Fellow in Human Rights, too.
Like, DAMN…when this lady graduates, can she please be my rabbi?