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A Conversation About Antisemitism

“Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having a voice and Belonging is having that voice be heard.” Liz Fosslien stated these words, and at Manatee Community Foundation, inclusion is recognized as a key factor in making our community stronger and more successful.

Going one step further, we believe that we need to take an active role in extinguishing hatred to keep our community a healthy one.

The Foundation is proud to support WEDU’s upcoming program airing on September 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. that shares current challenges our communities are facing with antisemitism. The title of the program is, “Can We Talk? A Conversation about Anti-Semitism,” and it will be hosted by award-winning PBS journalist, Ray Suarez. This program will incorporate powerful video stories and meaningful panel discussions by experts in the field to shine a light on the challenges faced by the Jewish community. The goal is to cultivate awareness and open deliberations on how we can work together to abolish hate.

In our work, MCF strives to incorporate people who are working towards affirmative solutions. This often involves the acknowledgement of societal problems through open conversations. Our appreciation and admiration of organizations that take a role in this work is what allows partnerships to flourish and expand. We are thankful for organizations such as WEDU PBS, the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Embracing Our Differences and others for their thorough commitment to engaging people in a positive way.

Find information about the program online here.