Workplace culture plays a vital role in shaping conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Businesses and organizations view DEI work as essential to fostering safe and welcoming cultures of belonging for employees all over the world as part of a sustained commitment to creating inclusive and equitable workplaces. Companies with diverse teams and leadership, inclusive cultures, and equitable policies continue to outperform their peers, according to long-held research (McKinsey 2020). Challenging antisemitism, racism and all forms of bias only serves to greatly benefit companies by creating environments where individuals of all identities can thrive.

ADL works with organizations to provide support, materials and training sessions with experts on antisemitism and anti-bias topics. There are several ways to participate:

1. Educate

Educate the members of your organization on antisemitism as part of your workplace education or diversity and sensitivity training.

Inclusion of antisemitism into your DEI curriculum ensures all employees understand the roots of antisemitism, what it looks like today, and how to include this awareness in the workplace.

Resource: “Stand Up Against Antisemtism In The Workplace: Why Addressing Jewish Concerns As Part Of DEI Is Essential”

ADL offers antisemitism education that is tailored to a workforce’s needs and context. Learn more about our resources and tools to educate your workforce on antisemitism.

2. Support

Create or better support a Jewish Employee Resource Group (ERG) within your organization. 
 
Jewish ERGs provide a proactive forum to talk about antisemitism and create an open line of communication within the workplace. 
 
Resource: “ERGs – Forums For Success”

Individuals who lead Jewish ERGs or are working to establish an ERG can find additional tools and support by contacting ADL.

3. Review

Review your policies on religious observances so that people of all religions or no religion do not have to choose between their livelihoods and their convictions. 

Policies that accommodate workers of minority faiths or no faith promote a greater sense of inclusion in the workplace as well as greater productivity and talent retention.

Resource:  “Religious Accommodation In The Workplace”

4. Learn

ADL is a global leader in fighting antisemitism, exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online. Learn more about key ways ADL is fighting hate and share with your team.

Antisemitism

Audit of Antisemitic Incidents
ADL has been tracking antisemitic incidents in the U.S. in our annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents since 1979.

Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era
Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era is a comprehensive resource with historical context, fact-based descriptions of prevalent antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate. Watch our seven-video series featuring a video on each trope.

Extremism

PROTECT Plan to Fight Domestic Terrorism
ADL’s comprehensive, seven-part plan to mitigate the threat posed by domestic extremism and domestic terrorism while protecting civil rights and civil liberties.

ADL H.E.A.T. Map
ADL H.E.A.T. Map is the first-of-its-kind interactive and customizable map detailing hate, extremist and antisemitic incidents by state and nationwide.

Online Hate

Online Hate and Harassment: The American Experience 2021
ADL's annual Online Hate and Harassment report provides the latest nationally representative figures on the online experiences of Americans.

REPAIR Plan to Fight Hate Online
ADL’s comprehensive framework for platforms and policymakers to take meaningful action to decrease online hate and extremism.

January 6
ADL has been tracking hate across our country and the chorus of disinformation and propaganda spreading across social media platforms. Learn more about our findings related to extremism and the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

It Could Happen Here

In this urgent book, Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO, sounds an alarm, warning that this age-old trend is gathering momentum in the United States — and that violence on a more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Greenblatt offers a bracing primer on how we — as individuals, as organizations, and as a society — can strike back against hate.

Get your copy today and share with your DEI and management teams for insight and discussion.


5. Take Action

Be Heard in Congress
The time is now to fight for democracy. Visit our legislative actions page to contact your representatives and urge them to pass important measures that protect democracy and fight all forms of hate.

Start a Conversation

Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events: Start an important conversation with the young people in your life with ADL’s discussion guides on a range of topics on today’s critical issues.

extremely: Listen to Extremely, brought to you by ADL and American University, for conversations featuring expert analysis and fresh perspectives on modern hate and extremism -- and what it might take to stop it in its tracks.

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