April 12, 2016

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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March 8, 2016

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — In response to a surge in reports of anti-Muslim bullying — students being called terrorists, having their head scarves ripped off and facing bias even from teachers — schools are expanding on efforts deployed in the past to help protect gays, racial minorities and other marginalized groups. Civil rights organizations and…
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January 27, 2016

ADL facilitators led an interactive discussion for college students at The Conservative Synagogue in Westport on January 4th. The Words to Action program helps empower Jewish students to address anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias on campus through knowledge, skills and resources. Students learned “the difference between anti-Israel, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism and how they sometimes overlap but…
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