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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More than 100 middle school students and staff attended and participated in ADL’s Step Up! Assembly this week.  Designed to help students develop empathy for others and to understand the roles in bullying incidents, the assembly uses a variety of activities and videos to allow for safe and respectful dialogue among youth.  During the assembly,…
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November 17, 2014

ADL Associate Director Vlad Khaykin addressed audiences at the Sonoma Jewish Film Festival last week on the subject of rising European anti-Semitism. Following the screening of 24 Days, a French film based on the true story of the high profile anti-Semitic kidnapping and murder of Ilan Halimi, a young Jewish Parisian, Vlad shared key findings…
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Anti-Defamation League (ADL) staff and lay leaders were honored to join esteemed guests at the private residence of Consul General of France Pauline Carmona to recognize the Aladdin Project, a Paris-based nongovernmental organization working to fight anti-Semitism, foster inter-religious understanding and build bridges between Jewish and Muslim communities. Days prior, the ADL honored the Aladdin…
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