December 19, 2014

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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  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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December 17, 2014

The Four Seasons San Francisco hotel was abuzz yesterday afternoon as diplomats, politicians, members of law enforcement and the legal community gathered to honor Kelly M. Dermody, the recipient of the 2014 ADL Distinguished Jurisprudence Award. Kelly received the award for her leadership and dedication to serving the public interest, improving access to justice, and ensuring…
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Tree of respect November 21, 2014

To kick-off the No Place for Hate® Initiative at Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove, CA, students and staff designed the Tree of Respect.  ADL’s pledge, the Resolution of Respect supports the strength of the trunk while student pledges allowed the tree to grow branches full with leaves.  Eddy Middle School joined the Bay Area…
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During their A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshop, the Students in Action (SIA) Group at Stuart Hall High School examined the nuances of conscious and unconscious bias through the form of micro aggressions.  After reviewing MTV’s Look Different Campaign videos, the young men shared personal experiences and reflected on moments when they may have unintentionally…
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