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ADL urges Floridians to take stand against hate on Oct. 20

The Anti-Defamation League has designated Friday, Oct. 20, as No Place For Hate Day throughout Florida.

The statewide initiative is meant to unite communities in taking a stand against intolerance.

No Place for Hate is already a program the ADL uses to designate schools and religious centers as safe spaces and teaching organizations how to combat intolerance in the workplace. Making it an official day was the ADL’s way to amplify the message in response to the rise in racial, religious and ethnic bias in Florida and across the country.

“Today’s challenges call for a strong response. One voice is not enough. In the spirit of unity, we will declare as Floridians that hate will be challenged whenever and wherever it manifests,” said ADL Florida Regional Director Sheri Zvi. “The most effective response to hate speech is civil speech, and more of it. Extremist groups have doubled-down on making social media a platform for indoctrinating others.”

The ADL is asking people to participate in four ways:

1) Inviting staff, colleagues, students, or constituents to wear a No Place For Hate pin or sticker. Limited quantities are available from ADL. Contact ADL at or (561) 988- 2900 for more details on how to print them on your own.

2) Amplifying the impact of No Place For Hate Day by taking pictures and posting them on social media using #NoPlaceForHate on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tweet @ ADL_ Florida or ADL Florida on Instagram, and/or mention ADL Florida in your Facebook post.

3) Collecting proceeds to benefit ADL’s work of standing up to bigotry and extremism – with personal or company online fundraising, dress-down Friday collections, or other innovative ways to spread the message against hate, and

4) Using ADL educational and anti-bias resources, including resources for educators, parents, and families, curricula and family ‘table-talk’ guides.

For more information, visit www.ADL. org.

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