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UNDERSTANDING ANTISEMITISM (Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)

ADL | Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era: A comprehensive resource from the ADL with historical context, fact-based descriptions of prevalent antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls to action for addressing this hate.

My Jewish Learning | Antisemitism & Bigotry Archives: An “Antisemitism 101” guide that details the historical manifestations of antisemitism in Europe, the Muslim world and the United States.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial: An extensive guide with information on the roots of antisemitism, its pre-Holocaust evolution, a glossary of Neo-Nazi terms and symbols, and a podcast archive offering a broad range of perspectives about antisemitism and hatred.

AJC | Translate Hate: A guide to identifying antisemitic rhetoric in the digital age and how to make positive change.

UC Berkley Center for Jewish Studies | Antisemitism In our Midst; Past and Present: An 11-minute film charting antisemitism from its origins until the present day that also includes thought-provoking discussion questions for a more intense conversation.

TALKING ABOUT AND RESPONDING TO ANTISEMITISM

Resources for Parents and Children

Nickelodeon and USC Shoah Foundation | Parents’ and Caregivers’ Guide to Countering Antisemitism: A guide with tools, tips and language parents need to talk with their children about the discrimination and hate directed at Jews. It also provides simple, but significant, action steps families can take together to create a more inclusive world.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network | Talking To Children About Hate Crimes And Antisemitism: The NCTSN’s brief guide offers strategies for how adults can talk to children who experience fear, anxiety, worry, confusion, and have thoughts that the world is not safe.

PJ Library | How to Talk to Children About Antisemitism: Book and story recommendations for parents on how to discuss antisemitism in an open and honest way.


Resources for Teens and Adults

Southern Poverty Law Center | Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry: A list of scenarios and suggested responses when encountering bigotry or hate speech in a contemporary setting.

ADL at Work | Challenging Antisemitism and Bias in the Workplace: A guide to preventing antisemitism and bias in the workplace and promoting inclusive work cultures where all employees can thrive.

Shine A Light | Let’s Create a Safe and Inclusive Workplace for All: A vast assortment of fact sheets, videos, webinars and other resources to help organizations, companies, institutions and individuals to unite in shining a light on antisemitism in all its modern forms.

AJC | 10 Tough Questions on Antisemitism Explained: Answering difficult questions about Jewish hatred and attacks against Israel, with a focus on how anti-Jewish rhetoric by famous individuals has complicated matters.

AJC | 14 Essential and Timely Resources on Antisemitism for American Jews and Allies of the Jewish Community: A suite of resources and action items to help those inside and outside the Jewish community better understand and combat the antisemitic hatred on display in American society.

Discussing Anti-Semitism: A Guide for Classrooms and Families:

https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/2023-05/audit-antisemitic-incidents-2022-education-discussion-guide.pdf

 

Black Anti-Racism

TV Special For Kids on CNN

The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET.

The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/us/cnn-sesame-street-standing-up-to-racism/index.html

CPA STATEMENT OCTOBER 2020:

On September 22, 2020 the White House issued an Executive Order restricting diversity training in federal agencies https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/ 

The American Psychological Association has issued a statement denouncing this executive order. We agree with the tenets of the statement, which asserts that “these orders are about much more than restricting diversity training; they are aimed at denying the well-documented systemic inequities that exist in America” (https://www.apa.org/news/press/statements/federal-diversity-training).  

The Connecticut Psychological Association stands firmly against this White House Executive Order and remains fully committed to diversity and inclusion across our profession. Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of what is means to be a psychologist and a critical component of our training, continuing education and daily work. As psychologists, we have an ethical responsibility to serve our diverse communities and participate in advocacy against actions that adversely affect our profession and those we serve. For many of us, part of our work and professional identity includes promoting social justice, championing diversity efforts, and working to combat racism and other systemic problems that pervade our society. Furthermore, multicultural sensitivity and competence is a cornerstone of our profession and a necessary component of any accredited psychology training program.  

CPA stands in solidarity with our colleagues working in federal agencies and are very concerned about the challenging circumstances this executive order creates. CPA strongly feels that the executive order serves to create a culture of fear and censorship and limits the very important principle of academic freedom. Trainings on diversity, inclusion, and critical race theory are grounded in science and should continue to be offered broadly to psychologists and psychology trainees. 

CPA works tirelessly on behalf of all psychologists and is committed to helping to address this issue. We are here to support you and to provide advocacy and representation however it may be needed. CPA would like to offer a safe space for our colleagues to provide these trainings, engage in these discussions, and continue to do this important work. We would like to invite any psychologist who has had a talk, seminar or training cancelled or delayed to reach out to us about the possibility of offering your talk through CPA.

Please learn about CPA’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion here (https://connpsych.org/action-against-racism/). We welcome you to join us in this effort. We would also like to invite you to participate in our free Social Justice Seminar Series, an initiative developed to help us continue to learn and grow together to combat racism and the many inequities that persist in our society. 

We encourage our colleagues to stand with us against this executive order and continue to do the important work this order seeks to silence and suppress. We offer the attached resources in case they are helpful. 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/?fbclid=IwAR2fnhW7YwcpIziUVEJaftgxTTYApAmtk0xpiu26z8undq8i0mQn-N8uAdM

https://www.chcoc.gov/print/9531

https://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/policies/standards-of-accreditation.pdf

https://www.apa.org/ethics/code/ethics-code-2017.pdf

CPA stands as a strong voice against grave injustices demonstrated by recent events. We are clear in our position of solidarity with APA in that the “racism pandemic” is in fact devastating our nation.  Racism is a disease that has permeated us individually and societally. One of CPA’s missions is to promote human welfare and we know from our recent Priorities Survey that CT psychologists care deeply about social justice issues.  We acknowledge the trauma, grief, and outrage many people of color are feeling in light of the recent killings of Black men and women and pledge to take action.  

 

As a community, we can take action in several ways:

Advocate

EDUCATE

Educate ourselves and be willing to re-examine our views and actions to become better allies and address racism.

Articles

Movies & Films to Watch

Organizations to Follow on Social Media

Communicate

Help our youth make sense of current events and educate children of all ages about racism.

For parents and children of color resources to talk about violence

Create

Develop and implement healing spaces for staff, students, and clients of color.

DONATE

Donate to organizations dedicated to racial equality and justice.

Compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020, Basecamp, and with additions made by Connecticut Psychological Association June 2020.

As an association that represents psychologists in Connecticut, we need to be a home for all psychologists in our state.  CPA must increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among our board, membership.  We will do this in the following ways:

  • As CPA unveils our first Early Career Leadership Academy we are actively recruiting individuals from diverse minority backgrounds to build them as leaders for both our workforce and for CPA’s own leadership pipeline. 
  • CPA will build on our Leadership Development Program for Graduates Students of Color and expand the work of our Ethnic Diversity Taskforce.     
  • CPA will offer opportunities for us to learn and grow together as psychologists.  Please join CPA for a first conversation on how we as psychologists and citizens can combat racism, serve as racially just allies and be advocates for change.        

CPA pledges to provide ongoing conversations and resources to champion the mission of racial equality. 

Please reach out to us at connpsych@gmail.com to share your ideas and expertise.  We are stronger when our talented psychology community comes together.