Session 1: Choose Your Words: Understanding Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and Anti-Israel Sentiment
Language matters. That’s why, when we talk about hatred, it’s important to understand what hatred actually is. Join us as we explore the historical context behind three divisive phrases: antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and anti-Israel sentiment. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And how are they used – and weaponized – today?
Session 2: Hatred in Higher Education: Encountering Antisemitism On Campus
It’s tough to be a college student. It’s even tougher when you are constantly on alert for antisemitism – both overt and subtle – in your classes, among friends, and from your school administration. We’ll explore the ways in which antisemitism presents itself in higher education, and the complex historical and modern factors that cause hostility toward Jewish identity on campus.
Session 3: From College Campuses to the “Real World”: How Antisemitism Spreads
College definitely isn’t Las Vegas – what happens on campus will never just stay on campus. Likewise, the rise in antisemitism in higher education won’t remain on campus. Explore the many ways in which anti-Semitism follows college students out into the “real world” and enters mainstream politics, social media, religious institutions, and communities.