Watch our most recent NIOT virtual conversation. The conflict over teaching about racism in schools is fueled by misinformation and misunderstanding. But the debate also offers an opportunity for parents, students, educators and other members of communities to have real, productive conversations about how we want to teach the next generation about the history of racism in America, the legacy of those truths and the state of racism today.
NIOT Virtual Conversation Series - Standing up to Racism & Bias in our Schools and Communities: Countering the Backlash
February 1, 2022 - 10:05am
January 21, 2022 - 5:37am
A beautiful story from Storycorps of how an act of kindness led to a lifetime of love. In 1941, Rabbi Philip Lazowski and his family were among the Jews banished from their village in Poland by the Nazis and forced to live in a ghetto. He remembers the woman who saved his life.
January 19, 2022 - 11:36am
"While everyone is physically safe, they are also forever changed. My community knows too well the pain, trauma and lost sense of security that comes when violence forces its way in, especially into our sacred spaces. ...We can think of no better response to Saturday’s events than to reject all forms of hate, Islamophobia among them — to do otherwise would serve only to perpetuate the fear and hate that led to Saturday’s events." — Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Tree of Life Synagogue
December 10, 2021 - 10:35am
What does it look like to stand together against racism and hate? What are the terms we use and methods for moving forward together? A new study from Yale sought to learn what activists themselves are looking for. They found that activists value allies who are trustworthy and willing to defer to activists’ leadership.
December 10, 2021 - 9:44am
After a right-wing hate group surprised the residents of Rockville Centre with an unpermitted march, local leaders responded with a much larger rally against hate. Watch a conversation with community leaders about the incidents from PBS's local public affairs show, MetroFocus.