ADL And Chancellor Joel Klein Declare New York City Schools "No Place For Hate"
New York, NY, May 30, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein today joined with more than 50 students and teachers from nine inner-city schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan to celebrate their completion of the 2006-2007 pilot program as "No Place for Hate®"-designated schools.
The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) No Place for Hate® program has been successfully implemented in school districts and communities across the country. This year, for the first time, New York City Schools adopted the "No Place for Hate" program as a model for combating racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, stereotyping and hate.
Each of 11 participating schools created teams made up of staff and students. The teams posted a "Resolution of Respect," signed by every student in the school, and held activities including a Poetry Slam, journal writing and a school-wide "No Place for Hate" poster contest.
Chancellor Klein awarded each school a "No Place for Hate" banner, and students shared their accomplishments and samples of the work.
Schools completing the No Place for Hate® pilot program include: Marble Hill International School, Bronx; Pelham Preparatory Academy, Bronx; Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Bronx; James Madison High School, Brooklyn; High School of Telecommunications, Arts and Technology, Brooklyn; Millennium High School, Manhattan; Humanities and Arts High School, Queens; Newcomers High School, Queens; and Queens High School of Teaching, Queens.
The ADL developed the No Place for Hate® program to organize communities to work together and develop projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups. No Place for Hate® empowers communities, schools, businesses, houses of worship and community groups to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry. The program is active in a number of states across the country, including Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and California.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.