Hours Against Hate


Hours Against Hate Educators Lunch: Engaging students across lines of division
Thursday, Aug. 2
11:30 am – 2 pm
InterContinental Hotel (139 E. Kilbourn Ave. – Lobby Salon)
$5 per person
Online registration is closed. Please contact Andrea Bernstein at 414-390-5775 if interested in attending.

The Hours Against Hate Educators Lunch is an opportunity to learn about engaging students across lines of division in order to promote empathy and dismantle bias. The program will include a panel presentation by Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka of Serve 2 Unite, Professor Corey Thompson of Cardinal Stritch University and Sheri Williams Pannell of First Stage, along with opportunities for small group dialogue. Resources for how schools can participate in the Hours Against Hate effort will be shared. This lunch is open to school administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, and parent teacher organization/association leadership. Co-Chairs: Elsie Crawford, Rona Wolfe and Meghan Wielebski.

You are not obligated to complete the work of repairing the world; but neither are you free to abstain from it.

Pirkei Avot, 2:21

Hours Against Hate is a youth initiative to help stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation and gender. It is a call for teens to take action. We only ask for an hour. And we help teens become activists by training them how to confront bigotry when they see it. Pledge an hour of your time now in support of those who don’t look like you, pray like you, love like you or live like you.

Farah Pandith and Hannah Rosenthal

Farah Pandith and Hannah Rosenthal


Hours Against Hate began as a US Department of State campaign launched by former Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith and former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal. 

After leaving the Department of State in the fall of 2012, Hannah Rosenthal became the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Federation launched the domestic arm of the Hours Against Hate initiative in 2014 and works collaboratively with the international Hours Against Hate program.

No one person or group can do it alone, so pledge an hour now.


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