Combating Antisemitism Summit – California Schools
February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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Join us for a special statewide Combating Antisemitism Summit for California schools. At this event, students, parents, and educators will share their antisemitism experiences with invited California public officials.
Violence and hate incidents targeting Jewish Californians are surging, even in our K-12 schools, affecting all students, parents, and teachers. While efforts are underway at the local level to address major concerns, state leaders need to hear directly from those most affected by this historic rise in hate targeting Jews.
Formatted as a “Citizen Hearing,” this special event will feature students, parents, and educators from the American Jewish, Israeli-American, and other immigrant Jewish communities, along with concerned Californians from across the state, to share their experiences with antisemitism in our public schools. State officials and educational leaders will listen to testimony and are invited to ask questions of the speakers.
Not Able to Speak? Share Your Story in Writing
If you were not selected as a speaker, or for those who are unable to speak during the Summit, we’re calling on students, parents, educators, and community members to share their personal experiences with antisemitism in California schools by sharing their stories in writing below. By sharing your story, you contribute to a vital conversation and help us advocate for change. Please submit your story using the form below, and be sure to include any relevant details, such as your connection to the school(s) and the impact of the experience. Your courage to speak out is a powerful step towards combating antisemitism together.
- Be Specific: Detail your experience, including dates, locations, and any individuals involved (without violating privacy laws).
- Describe the Impact: Explain how the incident affected you or others emotionally, physically, and academically.
- Connection to School: Clarify your relationship to the school(s) involved (e.g., student, parent, teacher).
- Suggestions for Change: If applicable, include thoughts on how such incidents could be prevented or addressed in the future.
- Consent for Sharing: Indicate if you’re comfortable with your story being shared (anonymously or with your name) during the summit.