ADL Convenes National Leadership Summit in Washington

May 05, 2017

Jonathan Greenblatt, Ana Navarro, Senator Rubio, & FBI Director Comey

FBI Director James Comey, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican Strategist and CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro, and ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt will give keynote remarks at the ADL National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. May 7-9, 2017.

From Sunday, May 7 to Tuesday, May 9, more than 500 ADL leaders and Jewish activists from across the country will gather in Washington, DC's Mayflower Hotel for the ADL Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Summit to hear from government officials, policy experts, journalists, opinion makers and many more.

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Schedule of Sessions and Speakers

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Opening Plenary Session: From Activism to Impact

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Grand Ballroom
Opening Remarks: Action to Impact

3:00 PM
Taking on Politics as Usual: Activism Innovators

4:00 PM
Charting a Personal Path to Impact

  • Tracey Grossman and Tracy Treger, ADL Leadership Co-Chairs

Evening Program: Champions & Trailblazers for Change

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Grand Ballroom

Anti-Semitism in Montana: How One Community Overcame Hate

Voices of Everyday Heroes: Champions & Trailblazers for Change

  • Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference
  • Deray McKesson, Interim Chief of Human Capital, Baltimore City Public Schools and Co-Founder, Campaign Zero
  • Jibran Shermohammed, ADL Glass Leadership Institute Participant; Community Activist, Atlanta

Monday, May 8, 2017

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Concurrent Workshops

Chinese Room -- Rising Populism and Its Impact on Jewish Communities around the World

East Room -- Is Middle East Peace Possible?

  • Nimrod Novik, Fellow, Israel Policy Forum and member of the Executive Committee at Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS)
  • Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, U.S. Institute for Peace
  • Carole Nuriel, Director, ADL Israel Office
  • Susan Heller Pinto, ADL Director of Middle Eastern Affairs

Rhode Island Room -- The State of Anti-Semitism and Hate Crime in the U.S.

  • John Marttila, President, Marttila Strategies
  • Rabbi Francine Roston, Whitefish, Montana
  • Steve Freeman, ADL Deputy Director of Policy and Programs
  • Oren Segal, Director, ADL Center on Extremism

Palm Court Room -- Securing Justice and Equality for All: The Fight for Civil Rights Now

  • Julie Fernandes, Advocacy Director for Voting Rights and Democracy, Open Society Foundations
  • Raffi Freedman–Gurspan, Director of External Relations, National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Michael Lieberman, Director, ADL Civil Rights Policy Planning Center

Georgia Room -- Prayer, Pews & Parochial Schools: How Do We Protect Church-State Separation?

Senate Room – Hate Goes to School: Tools to Confront Bullying and Promote Safe Schools

  • Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN
  • Catherine Lhamon, Chair, United States Commission on Civil Rights
  • Hana Mangat, Student, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD
  • Jason Sirois, Director of ADL’s “No Place For Hate” program
  • Lauren Jones, ADL National Civil Rights Counsel

Lunch Plenary | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Grand Ballroom

1:30 PM

Dinner Plenary | 6:00 PM, Grand Ballroom

Setting America’s Inclusive Table

  • Sapreet Kaur, Executive Director, Sikh Coalition
  • Marc Morial, President, National Urban League
  • Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO

7:40 PM: Presentation of the ADL Blum Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

  • Presenting: Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and Peter Kovler
  • Acceptance: Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS

8:00 PM

  • Ana Navarro, Republican Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN, ABC News and Telemundo

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Closing Plenary12:00 PM – 2:15 PM            

Grand Ballroom, 12:30 PM

1:00 PM

  • Tom Wheeler, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

1:15 PM

  • Presentation of ADL William & Naomi Gorowitz Institute Service Award to Jeh Johnson, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Presenting: Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and Adam Gerry

1:30 PM

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