Understanding the Context of Hate to Interrupt Everyday Bias: A Presentation About Antisemitism
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement working with Hillel, Student Leaders, Public Safety and the Greenberg Center is delighted to partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to bring our entire campus community into conversation about antisemitism.
Antisemitism is not a relic of the past that ended after the Holocaust, but a hatred the world still struggles with today and that continues to impact members of our campus community. In “Understanding the Context of Hate to Interrupt Everyday Bias: A Presentation About Antisemitism,” we will gain a basic understanding of the psychosocial and systemic phenomenon known as antisemitism. Examining the complex manifestations of this hatred in society through the latest research and data, we will consider its relation to other forms of bigotry and oppression, and in relation to the age-old, pernicious beliefs about Jews that have persisted into the modern era.
Participants will gain knowledge about white nationalism and other forces that drive antisemitism today. This learning opportunity explores antisemitism, its global reach, and expressions in hate speech, violence, Holocaust denial, everyday stereotypes, and biases. As a community we learn about and care for one another. We pay attention to various forms of bias in ourselves and in the systems of which we are a part to continually become a more welcoming and inclusive campus.
Understanding the Context of Hate to Interrupt Everyday Bias: A Presentation About Antisemitism is on Friday, Oct. 22 at noon and will be facilitated by Vlad Khaykin, National Director of Programs on Antisemitism at the Anti-Defamation League.
This event will provide background knowledge for continued conversation within our campus community. Dates and registration information for follow-up conversations:
- Session for staff and faculty facilitated by Dr. Regina Miller: Friday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. – register here
- Session for students facilitated by Lisa Langsner: Monday, Nov. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. – register here
About the Facilitator
Vlad Khaykin serves as the National Director of Programs on Antisemitism at the Anti-Defamation League.
Vlad joined ADL in 2014 as the Associate Director for the Central Pacific Region, leading the office’s international affairs work, representing ADL to leading social media and internet technology companies in Silicon Valley, and delivering all programs related to antisemitism and white nationalism.
Before joining ADL, Vlad served as the Assistant Director for Communications and Advocacy for the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in Philadelphia where he advocated on issues related to immigration reform, foreign policy, and human rights with state and federal lawmakers and foreign diplomats. Prior to AJC, Vlad worked in the International Programs department of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.
Vlad earned dual Master’s degrees in Non-Profit Leadership and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, where he was awarded the Genesis Fellowship, and a B.A. in Economics and Business Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A former refugee from state-sponsored antisemitism in the Soviet Union and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, Vlad holds ADL’s work to secure justice and fair treatment for all deeply personal.
Questions can be directed to Chris Grant.