The Jewish Community Alliance and First Coast YMCA are proud to announce a new partnership to take an active role in educating and inspiring our neighbors to build a more inclusive Northeast Florida.
Together Against Hate: Promoting Unity in Our Community is a speaker series that will address topics impacting our area including prejudices in faith, race, antisemitism, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, gender, and diverse abilities. Starting in September, influential speakers from 904Ward, JASMYN, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), The Arc Jacksonville, the LJD Jewish Family & Community Services, OneJax, and Interfaith Center, will empower our neighbors with the knowledge needed to have a voice in taking a stance against bias.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Florida Regional Director Sarah Emmons will be at the JCA (8505 San Jose Boulevard) on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 pm to discuss the rise of antisemitism and what is being done to initiate change. Also addressing audiences at the JCA on Nov. 7, Rabbi Diana Fersko, author of We Need to Talk About Antisemitism, will share her exploration of why people are reluctant to discuss antisemitism and what empowers us to fight against it.
Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with diverse abilities, The Arc Jacksonville will host an evening of advocacy and education at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 5 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville.
As the finale of our speaker series, local faith leaders, OneJax, and the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida will host a panel discussion at 7 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2024, in the Main Library in Downtown Jacksonville at 303 N. Laura Street.
The Together Against Hate partnership will culminate in a community-wide Racing Against Hate 5K Run/Walk at the Winston Family YMCA at 1 pm on Sunday, February 25, 2024.