AJC Long Island To Launch Community Of Conscience

American Jewish Committee (AJC) will officially roll out the Long Island Community of Conscience on Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. The list of organizations representing Long Island’s diverse communities that are joining with AJC in this initiative is available at www.ajc.org/longisland/community.

The Community of Conscience is born out of a great need locally and nationally. America is deeply divided and polarized. Across the nation, hate crimes have been steadily rising, racial inequality has come to the forefront of the national and local conversation, immigrants have been defamed and disenfranchised, and many of our democratic ideals have been called into question.

At the AJC 2019 Global Forum in Washington, D.C., the national Community of Conscience initiative, founded on a statement of nine principles, was established. Since then, many of AJC’s 24 regions across the country have launched local groups. With 50 years of work
convening diverse groups, AJC Long Island brings great experience to the creation of the AJC Long Island Community of Conscience.

The AJC Long Island Community of Conscience will seek to pass bills to monitor, prevent, and combat hate on Long Island and throughout New York State within the first legislative session in Albany. It will also create a forum for leaders of Long Island’s diverse communities to educate one another on how discrimination towards their communities is manifested and how to combat discrimination and hate.

To view the Nov. 10 event launching the Long Island Community of Conscience, register at
www.ajc.org/longisland/community.

-Submitted by AJC Long Island

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