Workshop 1 - Antisemitism 101: Manifestations, Evolutions & Resources Date: Wednesday, September 6th (2 Sessions- choose 1) – AM 9:00-10:30 or PM 7:00-8:30 Location: AM - Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts, PM Gorelick Hall
Workshop Description: In this session, participants will gain knowledge about the various forms of antisemitism and its evolutionary trajectory throughout history. the workshop will explore how antisemitism manifests in today's world, particularly within K-12 schools. Additionally, this session will provide valuable insights and resources on effectively engaging in conversations with your child about the issue of antisemitism.
Speaker/Presenter Bio: Dr. Rachel Fish is the co-founder of Boundless, a think-action tank partnering with community leaders to revitalize Israel education and take bold collective action to combat Jew-hatred. Dr. Fish is a celebrated academic with 20 years of experience in the fields of Israeli history, Zionist thought, and Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized for her teaching prowess and pedagogical approaches, Dr. Fish has published extensively and is frequently called upon to advise on community initiatives to reclaim an Israel discourse that is nuanced and complex, while also accessible to a broad audience. Currently, Dr. Fish holds a position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development teaching Israeli history and society.
Workshop 2 - Navigating Antisemitism in the Digital World Date: Wednesday, October 11th (2 Sessions - choose 1) - AM 9:00-10:30 or PM 7:00-8:30 Location: AM - Levine Social Hall at Temple Beth El, PM The Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts
Workshop Description: In this session, participants will learn about best practices when encountering antisemitism online and gain awareness of platforms and online spaces where teens, tweens, and students are most susceptible and vulnerable to antisemitism.
Speaker/Presenter: The ADL Center for Technology & Society is a research-driven advocacy center that works to end the proliferation of antisemitism and all forms of hate and harassment online. Their team partners with industry, civil society, government and targeted communities to expose these harms, hold tech companies accountable and fight for just, equitable online spaces.
Workshop 3 - Knowing your Rights: A Conversation with Civil Rights Experts Date: Wednesday, November 15th (2 Sessions- choose 1) - AM 9:00-10:30 or PM 7:00-8:30 Location: AM Levine Social Hall at Temple Beth El, PM The Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts
Workshop Description: What do you do when your student experiences antisemitism in school? What are the reporting processes and reasonable expectations for accountability? In this session, participants will hear from the Brandeis Center, an organization of civil rights attorneys with experience in Title VI cases in schools. Parents will gain tangible steps for communicating with school administration if the need arises.
Speaker/Presenter: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center engages in research, education, and legal advocacy to combat the resurgence of antisemitism on college and university campuses, in the workplace, and elsewhere.
Workshop 4: Conversations with CMS Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Date: Wednesday, December 6th - 7:00-8:30 PM Location: Gorelick Hall
Workshop Description: In this session, participants will have the opportunity to meet the staff of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Panelists will inform parents about the process for reporting issues in local schools and at the district level, and discuss how the CMS DEI department addresses these issues.
Speaker/Presenters: As part of the Superintendent's Office, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office delivers cultural competency training to staff, offers support to district leadership on diversity-related issues, serves as a liaison with various ethnic and cultural groups, and keeps the district abreast of the latest research on diversity and cultural proficiency efforts.
Workshop 5: Conversation with UCPS Office of the Superintendent: Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 - 7:00-8:30 PM Location: The Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts
Workshop Description: In this session participants will have the opportunity to meet staff from the Union County Public Schools Office of the Superintendent. Panelists will inform parents about the process for reporting issues in local schools and at the district level, and discusshow the UCPS Office of the Superintendent addresses these issues
Speaker/Presenters: Tahira Stalberte, APR (Assistant Superintendent of Communications and Community Relations) for Union County. She has 26 years of experience in communications and public relations and has worked in several of the largest school districts in North Carolina. Stalberte earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2019. She will be accompanied by other UCPS professionals.