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‘Together Against Antisemitism’ aims to educate business and nonprofit professionals
August 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, August 25, 1-3 p.m. at the Levite Jewish Community Center
Featuring Dov Wilker, southeast regional director of the American Jewish Committee, in conversation with local WVTM 13 News Anchor Sheri Falk.
“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 Mayor Randall Woodfin
Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it.
Acts of antisemitism in the U.S. increased 36 percent last year — the highest recorded level since 1979. This is just part of an alarming upward trend in the number of hate crimes against minorities in our country, and these numbers are rising daily.
Birmingham Jewish community organizations have come together to offer “Together Against Antisemitism,” an educational development opportunity for you and your organization’s professionals. Understanding antisemitism is the first step in engaging in the fight against what is considered “the world’s oldest hatred.” You might be surprised to hear about the many subtle ways that antisemitism manifests itself in our workplaces, politics, social media, and schools.
“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,” says Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “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.”
Program participants will gain insight into the complexities of antisemitism, learn strategies to address it, and acquire resources vital to confronting all forms of hate and discrimination.
Register for free today
You must register in advance for this free event, and only pre-registered attendees will be allowed entry to the program. Register for free at Eventbrite [link to LJCC account]. Attendance will qualify educators for continuing education units and can also be counted toward professional development requirements.
This program will be hosted by the Levite Jewish Community Center thanks to funding by the Birmingham Jewish Federation, plus support from the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Alabama Holocaust Education Center.
TOGETHER AGAINST ANTISEMITISM: Stopping antisemitism starts with understanding it
- Friday, August 25, 1-3 p.m. (doors open for light refreshments at 12:30)
- Levite Jewish Community Center (3960 Montclair Road)
- Featuring American Jewish Committee Southeast Regional Director Dov Wilker in conversation with WVTM 13 News Anchor Sheri Falk