The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) co-sponsored on Monday a virtual summit — organized by the Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) — focused on how to address rising antisemitism experienced by Jewish students in the Greater Los Angeles Area of Southern California.
The first-of-its-kind event brought together educational leaders, organizational representatives, and community members to discuss the phenomenon and offer strategies to ensure safe and inclusive school environments.
Partnerships and Diplomatic Relations Manager Catherine Szkop participated in the summit on behalf of CAM.
“You know that one of the answers to fighting antisemitism and hate is education,” Szkop told the online audience. “However, sometimes education can be used as misinformation and delegitimization. In the last few years, the state of California has become a battleground for the minds of our vulnerable youth in public schools. Fringe groups continue to push here and across the United States for overtly anti-Israel, antisemitic ethnic studies curricula — but they have thankfully been met with backlash, many times thanks to the efforts of those of you with us today that understand how dangerous this issue is.”
A full recording of the summit can be viewed here:
For more information on the Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN), please visit: israelusa.org