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The Future of Fighting Hate — St. Louis teens become advocates for social justice

‘A Life-Changing Experience’ Turns Teens Into Advocates For Social Justice. January 22, 2016 The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, hit Rhoda Kahn Nussbaum hard. “I felt very defeated,” said the ADL St. Louis resident and longtime civil rights advocate. “I saw progress in civil rights either plateauing or slipping.” Ms. Nussbaum felt she needed to do something to jump-start the

Understanding Mizzou and Ourselves

By Jonathan Green­blatt CEO of the Anti-Defamation League This blog orig­i­nally appeared on Medium Recent events at the Uni­ver­sity of Mis­souri have prompted seri­ous intro­spec­tion. With the deep hurt and rage caused by the death of an unarmed black 18-year old, Michael Brown, serv­ing as the back­drop to per­sis­tent man­i­fes­ta­tions of racism on Missouri’s flag­ship cam­pus, young peo­ple of color and their allies are

St. Louis Artworks and ADL — Building Community

This summer, ADL’s  A World of Difference® Institute partnered with the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis to work with student apprentices from St. Louis Artworks. For the last three years the Institute has teamed up to provide training workshops for Artworks apprentices as part of their learning experience.  Topics covered included anti bullying issues, religious diversity,

Getting Rid of Structural Racism: St. Louis Post Dispatch 8/19/2014

STRUCTURAL RACISM Getting rid of structural racism August 19, 2014 12:00 am  •  Karen J. Aroesty   For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly disparate outcomes between black and