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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


JCRC: Symposium on Safety, Security, and Antisemitism

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location San Antonio Jewish Community Center
Date Sun, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Duration   3h 30m

Join the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio for a series of sessions presented by experts in the field, including Active Threat Training, Strategic Ways to Address Hate & Antisemitism Online, How to Recognize Elder Fraud & Online Scams, Stop the Bleed, Special Threat Report from the FBI, How to Talk to Young Children about Hate & Antisemitism, and more.

Registration is required. This in-person event is free and open to the community.
Register here.

Opening Plenary
The Threats of Hate in Our Backyard

Oliver Rich, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI San Antonio

Following the opening plenary, there will be two 30-minute breakout sessions:

Session 1
Stop the Bleed
Michael Gdovin, Alamo Heights Fire Department

Preventing Falls for Seniors
Craig Stimson, former Air Force EMT and Oasis Community Outreach Director

How to Talk to Young Children about Hate & Antisemitism
Danielle Bryant, Education Director for Anti-Defamation League Austin

United Against Hate: The Power of Relationships in Combating Antisemitism on Campus
Brandi Schott, PhD, Director of the Multicultural Center for Equity and Justice at UTSA & Natalie Steiner, Director of Jewish Life for Hillel San Antonio

Session 2
Strategic Ways to Address Hate & Antisemitism Online
Josh Arbital, MA, Campus Regional Manager for the Central Area Region for StandWithUs

How to Recognize Elder Fraud & Online Scams
Justin Simmons, Assistant US Attorney for the Western District of Texas

What You Do Matters: Policing During the Holocaust and Today
Jessica Hanshaw, EdD, HMMSA Education & Curations Manager; Liz Reichman, HMMSA Docent; and Tom Peine, HMMSA Docent

Do Jews Count?: Jewish Identity and the Limits of Protected Discourse
David Liss, Bestselling author

Closing Plenary
How to Survive an Active Threat

Sgt. Jeffrey Waters, San Antonio Police Department

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