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Seattle-area teens invited to ‘No Place for Hate’ virtual summit May 23

"Champions of Change" is open to all 8th- through 12th-graders. Here's how to get involved.

Anti-hate summit for youth: Teens are invited to join the Anti-Defamation League’s first-ever virtual No Place for Hate Youth Summit from noon-3 p.m. Sunday (May 23).

Theme of the gathering is “Champions of Change.” All eighth- through 12th-graders in Washington are invited.

It will be a chance to deepen anti-bias skills and explore leadership, activism and advocacy.

Keynote speakers are Washington state Sen. Joe Nyugen of White Center and Niko Battle, a lifelong activist who was named one of Seattle magazine’s “Most Influential People” in 2018. They now are the youngest elected State Democratic Central Committee member.

Anti-hate summit breakout sessions:

  • “Constructive Conversations: Engaging Your Racist Uncle at the Dinner Table”
  • “Harmless or Hateful? Decoding Memes & Conspiracy Theories” (The Western State Center)
  • “The Power of the Vote and Current Threats”
  • “Fighting For Your Voice: Civic Engagement,” (The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle)
  • “Youth and Criminal Justice Reform,” (Center for Children & Youth Justice)
  • “Preventing Gun Violence in Your Community: The Power of Youth to Make a Difference,” (The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)

Find more details and sign up here for the anti-hate summit.

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. It was started in 1913 in response to antisemitism and bigotry. Its mission is to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate and to bring about justice and fair treatment for all. The group also leads in providing anti-bias education, fighting hate online, and exposing extremism. ADL’s ultimate, optimistic goal is a world in which no one feels bias, discrimination or hate.

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