Steven Goldstein (civil rights activist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Steven Goldstein is Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which addresses civil and human rights across America and is the U.S. national organization in the international network of Anne Frank organizations.

Steven Goldstein


Goldstein is a lawyer,[1] former television producer,[2] and one-time rabbinical student.[3] He received his B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.P.P. (Master in Public Policy) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.[4]


Goldstein had been the Executive Director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey's statewide organization for LGBT equality, from 2004, when he founded the organization,[5] until 2013, when New Jersey allowed same-sex marriage as a result of a court ruling in Garden State Equality v. Dow.[6] From 2013 until he joined the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in 2016, Goldstein was an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, and in political science at Rutgers–Newark, where he had previously served as Associate Chancellor for External Affairs.[7] He taught courses on social justice advocacy, American politics and political communication.


Goldstein was co-campaign manager for Jon Corzine for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in 2000. He had previously worked for the U.S. Congress as press secretary to U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg,[8] and as a counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee working for then-Congressman and now Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. [9]


Goldstein began his career as a television news producer and won 10 Emmy Awards.[10] He was played by Steve Carell in the 2015 movie Freeheld, based on the 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary of the same name.[11]


Goldstein, born and raised in New York City, is a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey.