Local high school students meet with current college students to learn about anti-Semitism happening on college campuses
Hundreds attended Break the Hate, a program to educate high school students about increasing anti-Semitism on many college campuses and how to best respond to anti-Semitic incidents, on Sunday, April 12 at the JCC in Woodbridge. Students and the general community were invited to hear speaker Kenneth Marcus, founder and director of the Louis P. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law, discuss current incidents of hate on U.S. campuses. After the presentation, local high school students met with current college students and campus organizations to get their perspective on what is happening on college campuses today.
Marcus assured the group that a student can have an excellent college experience and never experience anti-Semitism, but they must be prepared in case hatred is present and directed against Jewish students. The only way to Break the Hate is to be prepared to confront bigotry and anti-Semitism when it appears.