13 2019

Hate Is Not Welcome Here Lecture

6:00PM - 7:45PM  

Albert Wisner Public Library 1 McFarland Drive
Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 988-1047 x3

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In October 2016, on the eve of Yom Kippur -- the holiest, most solemn day of the Jewish calendar -- a cemetery belonging to Temple Beth Shalom of Florida, NY was desecrated with vile, anti-Semitic iconographic symbology.  Michael Melasky tells the story of this event, its immediate and long-term aftermath and the enormous effect it had on the entire community.  The presentation leads to a broad-based conversation on hate speech, offering proactive strategies on how to deal with this behavior.