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ADL Joins New York City's Day Against Hate

New York, NY, November 28, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), with its long history of combating hatred and intolerance, is actively participating in New York City's "Day Out Against Hate" on November 29.

"We stand proudly with the City of New York in categorically rejecting those trying to spread messages of hate," said Joel J. Levy, ADL New York Regional Director.  "The problem of hate is very real, as evidenced by the recent rash of nooses and swastikas appearing throughout our community.  But New York City has taken proactive steps to recognize and respond to these bias crimes and the 'Day Out Against Hate' is a strong affirmation of that commitment."

Schools from across the five boroughs have adopted the League's No Place for Hate® program, using it as a model for combating racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, stereotyping and hate.  In partnership with the Department of Education, ADL is asking over 25,000 students and educators from these NY-area schools to sign and abide by the principles outlined in the ADL's Resolution of Respect, an agreement to stand up against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

In addition, in response to the recent discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Manhattan public high school, the New York City Department of Education asked ADL to offer its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Peer Training Program to the school.  The League is conducting peer training at the Manhattan school throughout December.

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.

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