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Meet the Honorees

George Derek Musgrove

Keynote Speaker

George Derek Musgrove, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of history at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics
(U. of Georgia, 2012) and co-author, with Chris Myers Asch, of Chocolate City, A
History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (UNC, 2017).

Betsy Krieger and Karen Kreisberg

Heads of the Krieger Fund and the Fund for Change, Betsy and Karen are leaders in Baltimore philanthropy who have been instrumental in supporting JUFJ to build in Baltimore and in resourcing social justice organizations and building strong local philanthropy in greater Baltimore.

SEIU 32BJ

SEIU 32BJ is the largest property service workers union in the country, with 20,000 members in the D.C. Metropolitan Area and Baltimore. 32BJ‘s Capital Area District represents commercial, government, residential, and arena cleaners; security officers; and education facilities cleaners and maintenance workers.

Alongside the workers of 32BJ, we are also honoring Vice President Jaime Contreras and former local political director, Martin Thomas.

Bruce and Susie Turnbull

Bruce and Susie Turnbull have been a power couple in Maryland politics and in the Montgomery County Jewish community for decades. Bruce serves on JUFJ’s Montgomery County Leadership Council, as well as the JUFJ Campaign Fund Board of Directors. Susie has been a national leader in social justice and women’s leadership and was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland in 2018.