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