The Good Fight Forum on Confronting Antisemitism –

Posted By on October 10, 2022

Antisemitic incidents increased by 42% in the New England region (covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)in 2021, with a total of 155incidents of assault,harassment and vandalism reported to ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). The increase in antisemitic incidentsin the regionoutpaced the 34% increase in such incidents nationally. In response to this uptick, ADL New England will be hosting The Good Fight Forum on Confronting Antisemitism, held in-person at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. A virtual option is available.

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We invite you to attend The Good Fight Forum to learn skills and strategies to disrupt antisemitism and hate when you see it. Having the facts and skills to stand up and speak out, whether as an individual or as a community, is essential in our collective fight against antisemitism and hate. We all have a role in The Good Fight, says Robert O. Trestan, ADL regional director.

Participants can then choose from four skill-building workshops, all described further here:

The Forum will close with a focus on the rise in extremism activity in New Englandincluding a discussion of recent activity by NSC-131 and Patriot Front. U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, WGBH senior investigative reporter Phillip Martin, and ADLs Center on Extremism vice president Oren Segal will discuss who these groups are and how we can collectively confront this hate in our communities. ADL New Englands deputy regional director, Peggy Shukur, will moderate this conversation.

The alarming increase in antisemitic incidents in the region and across the country should be deeply concerning to all, said Trestan. The numbers increased in nearly every category, including harassment and vandalism. The message that the data is sending is crystal clear: antisemitism remains a pervasive ill in our society that must be stemmed, or else we risk normalizing this hatred. ADL is steadfast in our commitment to disrupting and exposing antisemitism wherever it rears its ugly head and urge all to join us in this fight.

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