Posted by Al Anile
Jessica Gall, Associate Director Midwest Anti Defamation League
ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913, ADL’s timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, as a global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.
Based in Chicago, ADL Midwest provides regional support within northern Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In addition to speaking out against hate, ADL Midwest operates many programs designed to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. Key initiatives include:
    • Helps schools and organizations create a positive climate by providing tailored approaches and trainings to combat bias, bullying, cyber-bullying and hatred
  • Managing Implicit Bias
    • Trains police officers to manage the influence of bias on their interactions and decision-making
  • Words to Action
    • Gives middle, high school and college students the tools to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias
  • Echoes & Reflections
    • Provides resources and professional development to middle and high school educators to teach their students about the Holocaust