Chancellor White (2nd from right) with ADL Western States Counsel Michelle Deutchman, Orange County/Long Beach Regional Director Peter Levi and Los Angeles Associate Regional Director Ariella Schusterman September 27, 2016

On September 26, ADL staff met with the Chancellor of the California State University System Timothy P. White, Vice Chancellor of University Relations and Advancement Garrett P. Ashley and Senior Director of External Relations Maryann Reyes Jackmon.  The meeting was to give CSU leaders an overview of ADL’s extensive work on college campuses combating anti-Semitism
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20160915_160126 September 26, 2016

ADL met with the newly appointed Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles Akira Chiba on September 15. The group discussed ADL Global 100 findings specific to Japan and heard from the Japanese Consul General about measures being taken in their home country to fight against anti-Semitism. There was also discussion about the work being done by ADL
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ADL IAC Co-Chair Sassan Masserat, Amanda Susskind, Consul General of Germany Hans Jörg Neumann, Regional Board Chair Ivy Kagan Bierman, Consul General Christophe Lemoine

French Consul General Christophe Lemoine and his husband, Samson Verma, hosted a reception on September 22 for ADL leaders and members of the diplomatic corps at their official residence in Beverly Hills. The reception was held in remembrance of and solidarity with victims of terrorism worldwide. In his welcoming remarks, Consul General Lemoine spoke of
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Ivy Kagan Bierman (top right) chaired her first board meeting as Regional Board Chair, which included a panel moderated by Regional Director Amanda Susskind (top left). September 16, 2016

The ADL Regional Board opened the program year with a panel discussion, Getting out the Vote:  How will diverse communities affect the 2016 election?  The distinguished panel included Rosalind Gold, Senior Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Stewart Kwoh, founding President and Executive Director
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Vote

In the midst of election season, ADL reached out to Jewish institutions to share a new election-related resource — Let’s Talk Politics: Bias, Dialogue and Critical Thinking.  This resource provides tips and strategies to assist educators in having civil discussions about Election 2016 and can be used for other controversial issues that arise in the
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