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Summit Against Hate

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is pleased to partner with Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and Sigma Delta Tau Sorority to offer campus-based professionals, organization volunteers and students the opportunity to participate in the fifth annual Summit Against Hate. This will be a three-session, weekly virtual program. See details below.

We look forward to working together to end antisemitism and all forms of hate on campus. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate brothers and volunteers of Zeta Beta Tau.  Registration is required by October 18.


October 20, History of Antisemitism & Why It Still Matters

  • Time: 2pm EDT (1 hour session)
  • Speaker: Holly Huffnagle, U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism at the American Jewish Committee
  • Session Overview: According to the FBI 2020 Hate Crimes Statistics, almost 60% of anti-religious bias crimes target Jews, who make up less than 2% of the American population. Yet Judaism is more than a religion, and Jews are attacked today for who they are. Holly Huffnagle will share a historic overview on religious, ethnic, and racial hostility and discrimination against Jews and how it is relevant today. This session is intended to help participants understand the impact antisemitism is having on college campuses and the support Jewish students and allies need to feel safe and heard on campus.

October 27, The Intersection of Antisemitism and Other Isms

  • Time: 2pm EDT (1 hour session)
  • Speaker: Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Rabbi & Sociologist
  • Session Overview: There are various forms of discrimination, hate and bias ocurring in our world today. This session is intended to address the various forms of hate occurring on college campuses such as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. and how antisemitisim often gets excluded. Rabbi Sandra Lawson will provide context of how antisemitism intersects with other forms of hate and why it is important to create spaces where members of your campus community can be allies against all forms of hate, including antisemitism.

November 3, Call to Action

  • Time: 2pm EST (1.5 hour session)
  • Speaker: Hillel staff, students and Rabbi Sandra Lawson
  • Session overview: This session is designed to help aid you in identifying how you plan to apply the information learned during the Summit Against Hate. This session will be broken into two parts in order to best prepare participants to develop a call to action. In the first portion (45 minutes), participants will be placed in small breakout groups to hear directly from Jewish students and Hillel staff as they share personal experiences of being marginalized and excluded on campus. Participants should plan to be engaged and ask questions to better understand the lived experiences of the panelists. During the second portion (45 minutes), Rabbi Sandra Lawson will help you identify specific actions you can take to be supportive and an advocate for Jewish students on your campus.