3 reasons you need to register now for “Together Against Antisemitism” on August 25, 1-3PM

LJCC 3 reasons you need to register now for "Together Against Antisemitism" on August 25, 1-3PM
The Levite Jewish Community Center on Montclair Road. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Acts of antisemitism in the U.S. increased 36 percent last year—the highest recorded level since 1979, according to the Anti-Defamation League. In response, the Birmingham Jewish community is coming together to offer “Together Against Antisemitism” an educational development opportunity for business and nonprofit professionals to learn about the growing problem of antisemitism.

Know before you go

American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Stop antisemitism now. (Photo by Jeenah Moon / American Jewish Committee)

The program will be hosted by the Levite Jewish Community Center, thanks to support from the Birmingham Jewish Federation , Jewish Community Relations Council and the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. Only pre-registered attendees will be allowed entry to the event.

1. Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it.

Civil Rights Trail Market
Mayor Randall Woodfin. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

According to Merriam-Webster, antisemitism is defined as: hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.

Understanding antisemitism is the first step in joining the fight to end the hatred that manifests itself in workplaces, politics, social media and schools.

Program participants will:

  • gain insightful knowledge into the complexities of antisemitism
  • learn strategies to address antisemitism
  • receive resources to confronting all forms of hate and discrimination

“This program is a powerful opportunity not only to recognize and confront antisemitism, but also to lend support to our neighbors in their fight against intolerance. Birmingham’s legacy is built on tolerance, acceptance and justice for all people, and it’s up to all of us to continue to uphold the values that define us.”

Randall Woodfin, Birmingham Mayor

2. Experience an educational development opportunity.

Attendance at this event will earn educators and social workers continuing education units, and can count toward professional development requirements.

Don’t miss out—Together Against Antisemitism will feature a conversation between WVTM News Anchor Sheri Falk and Dov Wilker from the American Jewish Committee.

3. Raise your awareness for what is happening to other minority groups.

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Joyce Shevin. (Jewish Community Relations Council)

This opportunity is for people to learn how to recognize antisemitism and other hate happening today against minority groups. Come raise your personal awareness to acts of intolerance and leave with tools and resources you can reach out to for more information.

“This program is designed to raise awareness for antisemitism and hate in all its forms. We want people to come and understand what antisemitism is and how to recognize it. The hope is to give people the tools to recognize acts of intolerance happening in other minority groups, and know what to do.”

Joyce Shevin, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Birmingham Jewish Federation

Registration is free

You must register in advance for this free event, only pre-registered attendees will be allowed entry. Register for free today at Eventbrite.

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Lauren Perry
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