JCRC-NY Anti-Hate Conference

HATE! The Way Out

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Jewish Press Article – 12/10/21


Thursday, December 2nd
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
UJA-Federation of New York
130 E. 59th Street, Manhattan

Recent rises in hate have cast a dark shadow across our neighborhoods, city, and nation. As part of “Shine A Light Week” in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York sponsored “Hate! The Way Out.” This convening featured Peter Coleman, Chair of the Morton Deutsch Center for Conflict Resolution at Columbia University and author of The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization, a panel of diverse community leaders whose communities have been plagued by hate, and breakout sessions.

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Peter Coleman
Chair, The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University

Gary Anthony Ramsay – Moderator
Vice President, Inclusion, Equity & Polycultural Consulting, BCW Global

Devorah Halberstam
Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

Wayne Ho
Chinese-American Planning Council

Frankie Miranda
Hispanic Federation

Pastor Gilford Monrose
67th Precinct Clergy Council

Mohammed Razvi
Council of People’s Organizations

Beverly Tillery
NYC Anti-Violence Project

Program Agenda:
Breakfast and Networking
Greetings and Welcoming
 – Louisa Chafee, UJA-Federation of New York and Gideon Taylor, JCRC-NY
Keynote Speaker: Peter Coleman  – Toxic Polarity: The Way Out
Panel – Hate Through the Lens of Those Impacted
Breakout Sessions:

  • Hate and Community Partnerships – Mark Appel, The Bridge Community Organizing
  • Preventing Hate through Government Partnerships – Deborah Lauter, Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
  • Hate on College Campuses – Sophia McGee and Monica Roman, CERRU at Queens College
  • Hate and Gun Violence – Pastor Louis Straker

Closing & Next Steps