January 28, 2016

An Anti-Defamation League representative painted a mental picture of intolerant words forming the base for a pyramid topped by hate. Words, Melissa Garlick warned the students, were where the Nazi mass exterminations of the 1940s began. It’s hard to find a better place to teach lessons in tolerance than Lynn with its multi-ethnic population and history of immigrant origins….
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Echoing the survivors’ words, Anti-Defamation League associate regional director Melissa Garlick warned the student audience that “the Holocaust began with words.” She urged them to guard against prejudice and bigotry. “Words used in our classrooms, locker rooms — all rooms — have consequences and can be building blocks for hate,” Garlick said. View Story …
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January 20, 2016

At the annual MLK prayer breakfast Monday, guest speaker Robert Trestan, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Boston office, urged residents to not simply recommit themselves to the principles of social justice for which Dr. King gave his life, but to actually take action. “Equality and justice cannot simply be lessons we learn in history,” he…
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