2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Opening Plenary

Aly Raisman, World Champion Gymnast; Activist

in conversation with

Sarah Wildman, Journalist; Author, Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Presentation of the Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Awards

Presenter: Karyn Ginsberg Greenwald

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Breakout Sessions - Core Issues

How Does ADL Track Anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism can be defined in different ways, and various techniques can be used to identify and track its manifestations. The speaker will offer an ADL perspective on these issues and offer a glimpse into the day-to-day decisions ADL faces when defining, identifying, and tracking anti-Semitism.


Moderator: Aryeh Tuchman, Associate Director, Center on Extremism, ADL

Cross Sector Partnerships to Fight Hate Online

How do we work across technology companies, government and civil society to stem the tide of hate and extremism online? A discussion of the power of public/private partnerships in making the internet a safer and more inclusive space for all people.


Moderator: Brittan Heller, Director, Center for Technology and Society, ADL

Rights, Liberties and Equality Under Siege: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Toward Justice

In an environment where voting rights are under attack, the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and people of color are being threatened, and religious liberty is being wielded as a sword to discriminate against minorities, already-marginalized communities are facing increasing challenges. This session will explore recent threats to civil rights and equality and, crucially, what we and our coalition partners are doing to address them.

Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Hilary O. Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP; SVP, Avocacy and Policy, NAACP

Moderator: Miriam Zeidman, Midwest Civil Rights Area Counsel, ADL

Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free:  What is Happening to the “Shining City on the Hill?”

Current anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric undermine America’s history as a nation of immigrants and a beacon of hope and freedom around the world.  With Muslim bans, the cancellation of DACA placing thousands of Dreamers in limbo, hostile and xenophobic rhetoric, and policies that violate traditional norms of respect for safe spaces like schools and courthouses, immigrant communities today are living in increased fear.  This session will focus on strategies to respond to these growing challenges to America’s core values that threaten our faith in a future America where all can celebrate freedom.


Moderator: Melissa Garlick, Civil Rights National Counsel, ADL

Challenges Facing Supporters of Israel: Answering the Tough Questions

We will discuss some of the toughest issues facing Israel on such matters as Israel as a Jewish state, its treatment of the Palestinians, settlements and religious pluralism.


Moderator: Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director, ADL

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What's Your Good Fight? In Conversations

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Buffet Dinner

NLS Conversations: 

Addressing Anti-Semitism

Confronting Violence and Extremism

Race and Racial Justice

Women’s Equality

Voting Rights & Civic Engagement

Cyber Hate & Cyberbullying Prevention

K-12 Anti-Bias & Anti-Bullying Education

Immigration & Refugee Justice

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Evening Plenary

Presentation of the Barbara B. Balser Lifetime Achievement Award to Christopher Wolf 

In Black and White – a Soul Searching

Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic

John Edwin Mason, Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia


Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

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