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Being an Active Ally with our Jewish Colleagues: How to Provide Support and Speak Up

Wednesday, December 06, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join the IADC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee for an Active Ally panel discussion.


Join the IADC at 12:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 as we continue our conversation about becoming an active ally with a focus on Jewish Allyship.

Since the Hamas’ terrorist attack on October 7, the world has witnessed a 316% increase in antisemitic acts and rhetoric compared to the same period last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). This last month, the ADL Center on Extremism reported an average of nearly 28 antisemitic incidents of assault, vandalism, and harassment per day. In a recent poll, 70% of Americans (not just Jewish people) identified increasing antisemitism as a current problem.

Our panelists and moderator will share personal perspectives and concrete action items that will include steps that can be taken by our Jewish and non-Jewish colleagues. This will allow us all to cultivate more accepting, welcoming social spaces and identify actions that will support our Jewish colleagues in this distressing period of history.

The Active Ally series strives to promote civil dialogue on complex issues and a deeper understanding of the perspectives of our colleagues from all nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and minority groups.

Carolyn Husmann
, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska LLC, St. Louis, Missouri USA

Rebecca Weinstein Bacon
, Bartlit Beck LLP, Chicago, Illinois USA
Daniel I. Reisler, Aviva Trial Lawyers, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Sheila Schiffman, Vitesco Technologies, Auburn Hills, Michigan USA
Scott J. Wilkov, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view) 

If you would like this Zoom meeting as a calendar appointment, please see the document above.