ADL Condemns Vandalism of Santa Cruz Mosque with Star of David

  The Anti-Defamation League condemns an apparent hate crime against the Muslim community of Santa Cruz this week.  According to reports, one or more vandals spray painted what looks to be a Jewish Star of David and the number “26” on the door of the Islamic Center of Santa Cruz located in Live Oak, CA….
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ADL anti-bullying program now in Bay Area

Twenty-one Bay Area schools will participate in an Anti-Defamation League program to combat bias, bullying and hate during the current school year….
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Hercules High Students build skills as Anti-Bias Peer Trainers

During a 2-day A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Peer Training workshop, ADL facilitators worked with 36 students at Hercules High School as part of their commitment to the No Place for Hate® Initiative.  The workshop develops students’ ability to become catalysts for change.  During the 2-day session,  they learned 1) a common vocabulary for addressing…
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ADL Convenes Mental Health-Focused Security Briefing for South Bay Jewish Institutions

  On December 9, ADL hosted a briefing for South Bay Jewish institutions in partnership with the Silicon Valley Federation featuring Wilma Bass, MFT and covering mental health-related challenges to maintaining institutional security.  Ms. Bass discussed effective intervention techniques when communal staff find themselves faced with confused or confrontational individuals on their premises.  She engaged…
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