Heartland Region, July 23 New energy with new projects! We joined an anti-racism task force to discuss new approaches on curriculum and programs (K-8) for the Mirowitz Jewish Community School and are talking with public, charter and parochial schools across the region about long-term uplifting options for anti-bias work. Remember, you don’t just dive into anti-racism education but need to
The decades-old controversy over the Washington Redskins name is in the news again. This month, FedEx, Nike and other major sponsors of the N.F.L. football team asked the team to change its name, which is considered a racist slur against Native American people. In addition, several Native American leaders and organizations wrote to N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, demanding that the
By: Jeremy Hodess Following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, millions have protested to demand reform. These protests have renewed interest in removing Confederate statues and flags from public lands. Both the monuments and the flag are powerful symbols of oppression. Remember that most of these monuments were erected in the Jim Crow era, with a
In 2019, ADL recorded 2,107 antisemitic incidents in the United States, the largest number since tracking began in 1979. Read the report to get the full story.
The Task Force has been a regional response to hate crimes and bias incidents since 1997. More than 90 representatives of organizations and agencies engaged in the work of decreasing racism, bias, bigotry and discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion meet to discuss incidents, share concerns, create responses. The original goal of the hate crimes initiative was to make St.
ADL Heartland invites you to participate in youth and community learning, Virtual Words to Action. We seek to empower members of the Jewish community who may intentionally avoid difficult conversations about Israel, antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and how these events often blur. At the close, you will have tools to navigate sometimes tense dialogues and address emotional responses to Israel and how