Commemorative graphic of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Inspire magazine April 8, 2014

In the year since the Boston Marathon bomb­ing, which resulted in three deaths and over 260 injuries, ter­ror­ists groups that jus­tify and sanc­tion vio­lence have inten­si­fied their efforts to reach, recruit and moti­vate home­grown extrem­ists by adapt­ing their mes­sages to new technology. Ter­ror­ist groups and their sup­port­ers are not only using social media and other…
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March 31, 2014

The Current Events Classroom is a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, ADL has created a curriculum for educators to use. WHO…
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March 25, 2014

ADL Regional Director Cyndi Silverman, along with Assistant Director Elliot Krigel, provided a presentation to the Sisterhood of Temple Adat Elohim of Thousand Oaks on March 24th on Confronting Anti-Semitism. The interactive program gave congregants an opportunity to discuss their own experiences along with learning about the history of anti-Semitism and closed with tools to…
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March 24, 2014

Regional Director Cyndi Silverman along with Assistant Director Elliot Krigel sat down with Fred Monroe of Central Coast Voices on March 13th to discuss ADL’s mission of securing justice and fair treatment for all people. Topics discussed included: working with parents and educators, addressing bullying in our schools, and the most recent community forum on diversity and inclusivity in…
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March 20, 2014

In November, 2013 ten delegates from ADL’s Santa Barbara Tri-Counties traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in ADL’s annual Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission.  In partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the mission framed lessons from Holocaust as a starting point to address modern-day issues of anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate.  Delegates participated in…
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