“Standing Against Hate” Town Hall on Monday

Hate crimes have continued to increase in Colorado and across the United States. A hate crime is not just an offense against a person; it is an effort to intimidate and threaten an entire community. Over the past several years, the JCC has partnered with leaders and community partners to combat bias speech and hate crimes. These efforts have led to a heightened awareness and commitment to increase education and conversation on the topic. Such action is more important now than ever, in light of recent events impacting our community and the increase in hate crimes. This discussion will focus on hate crimes in Colorado and what we can do to stand against hate.

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty will make a presentation about the current climate in Boulder County, followed by a panel discussion about hate speech, how to respond to it, and the impact of hate speech/crimes on our community at the Boulder JCC on Monday, February 12 at 7 pm. 

Panelists include: 

  • Jonathan Lev, Executive Director, Boulder JCC
  • Marta Loachamin, Boulder County Commissioner
  • Mardi Moore, Executive Director, Out Boulder County
  • Reiland Rabaka, Professor and Director, Center for African and African American Studies at CU
  • Jeremy Shaver, Senior Associate Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

All Boulder JCC programs are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.  You do not need to be Jewish to participate. This program is a great opportunity to engage your neighbors, friends, and co-workers on this topic. There is no membership requirement to participate in Boulder JCC programs.  

This is a free program. However, advance registration is always encouraged for programs at the Boulder JCC. It allows us to make sure we have enough chairs and be in touch if there is a change due to weather.   Using a computer rather than your mobile device will make the registration process easier for you. For registration support call 303-998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org.

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