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The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

How and why does antisemitism persist in communities today? What can we do as educators to confront hatred in our schools and communities? During this interactive webinar, we’ll explore Facing History’s new lessons that consider the role antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism. The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment.

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How and why does antisemitism persist in communities today? What can we do as educators to confront hatred in our schools and communities? During this interactive live webinar, we’ll explore Facing History’s new lessons that consider the role antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism. The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Explore the lessons, The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right Rally Revealed about Contemporary Antisemitism, which investigates the August 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism
  • Discuss the community responses to these events and learn classroom strategies that can help students choose to participate in strengthening their communities when faced with violations based on hatred or bigotry
  • Examine American antisemitism in a historical context by exploring key primary sources from the twentieth century

We are fortunate to be joined in this conversation by Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. Saslow's book details how a small community of college students helped change the heart and mind of the heir apparent to America's white nationalist movement. Saslow will share his insights about how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond, in order to help us understand this polarized American moment and to better understand one another.

Available for one-hour of PD credit.*

*You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development recertification credit for participation in this webinar if you complete all the poll questions, survey, and actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate that verifies you completed the webinar. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the PD recertification credit is accepted.

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