U.S. Attorney Pledges Civil-Rights Action

On Wednesday, Steve Ginsburg represented ADL at the Annual Civil Rights Summit hosted by US Attorney, Deirdre Daly in New Haven. The summit convened a group of around 40 religious leaders, civil rights advocates, lawyers and concerned members of the public, and provided updates on their civil-rights initiatives. Can the Muslim community really count on
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Opening Hearts And Minds, To Leave Hatred Behind

For the past 2 days, hundreds of Westporters have been inspired by Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper. In appearances sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, the young women — granddaughters of Rev. Fred Phelps — have described in raw, harrowing detail how the Westboro Baptist Church known for picketing the funerals of AIDS victims, American soldiers killed
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When Children are Scapegoats ADL Connecticut educates about Muslim Americans

With the nation erupting in anti-Muslim sentiment following terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and presidential candidates making incendiary statements about Muslims, Anita Sharif-Hyder, a Muslim-American parent in Connecticut, was concerned for her children’s safety. So she decided to keep them home from religious school. Read more here
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New Haven Register: Op Ed – Misleading anti-Israel bus ads in Connecticut

By Steve Ginsburg In recent weeks, a number of misleading anti-Israel advertisements have popped up on public buses across Connecticut. The eye-catching ads feature a context-less quote from an Israeli prime minister, maps of Israel which contain distorted information about the Jewish presence in pre-1948 Israel and regarding Israeli settlements, and a picture of a
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Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: Drawing the Line. An Expert’s Analysis of Race on Campus, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism and Extremism on the Internet

Can we protect free speech in public spaces and still protect against genuine threatening behavior, and speak out against racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic activities?   Come hear Frederick M. Lawrence, Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School Professor of Politics at Brandeis University Former President of Brandeis speak on the topic. To register online at Eventbrite,
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2016 Greater New Haven Torch of Liberty Award Reception

SAVE THE DATE:  Each year the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presents the Greater New Haven Torch of Liberty award to “outstanding citizens who contribute to building strong communities that are open to all people without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.”   We are pleased to announce that this year’s honorees are: Rabbi Herbert Brockman, Congregation  Mishkan
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