Presentation on the No Place for Hate Initiative
SCHOOL SAFETY AND YOUTH IN CRISIS
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09:46 AM -- Presentation on the No Place for Hate Initiative
Senator Scheffel invited the next presenters to come to the table. Scott Levin, Director, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region (ADL), and Tara Raju, Education Director, ADL, introduced themselves to the committee. Mr. Levin talked about the mission and history of ADL. Ms. Raju discussed ADL's No Place for Hate Initiative (initiative), and discussed the steps that a school must take during the year-long process to implement the initiative. She told the committee that the five program requirements are: to create a coalition to oversee implementation; engage the students in the school to adopt and sign a Resolution of Respect; participate in one of ADL's A World of Difference Institute training programs; complete three or more anti-bias/diversity activities during the school year; and document all the required steps. She explained that once a school has completed these steps, the ADL publicly recognizes and designates the school as No Place for Hate.
Ms. Raju and Mr. Levin discussed the results from a recent survey given to schools that participated in the initiative, and answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.