ADL writes Governor Edwards to urge him to Veto the “Blue Lives Matters” Bill

Office of the Governor PO Box 94004 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 Dear Governor Edwards: We are writing to urge you to veto HB 953, the “Blue Lives Matters” bill that would add categories for Law Enforcement and first responders into the Louisiana Hate Crimes Statute. We deeply appreciate the work of law enforcement officials and
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New Orleans, LA, May 6, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is pleased to announce a broad coalition of local organizations in Louisiana that have agreed to join as coalition partners in ADL’s 50 States Against Hate initiative. ADL’s 50 States Against Hate is a nation-wide initiative involving a wide-range of national coalition partners that
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How Do We Explain Paris to Our Children?

By now we are all well aware of the news coming from Paris, Syria, Beirut, and beyond.  The news is heart wrenching and troubling and as a community and country we struggle to grapple with what is going on and how we can play a role in responding to such ugly and hateful acts.  What’s
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Resources for Countering Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

In recent months and weeks ugly anti-immigrant sentiment has reached a fever pitch in the U.S. Politicians have labeled immigrants as rapists and killers, alleged that terrorists are infiltrating the U.S. through the Southern border, called for the repeal of birthright citizenship, and proposed building a wall along the entire border with Mexico.  At the
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Words to Action Workshop for High School Students

The ADL South Central Office and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans invite Jewish students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade to participate in our Words to Action workshop. Words to Action is a program designed to empower students to identify, address and respond to bias on their school campuses. The workshop will feature activities for
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Imagine a World Without Hate Art & Essay Contest

The Anti-Defamation League and No Place for Hate initiative in the South Central Region announce our third annual student art and essay contest.  Students attending No Place for Hate scohols in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas are invited to join us as we Imagine a World Without Hate.  All entries are due into the South Central
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