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The State of Anti-Semitism
October 9 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Trent Spoolstra, Associate Director at the Anti-Defamation League-Midwest, will speak on the topic, The State of Anti-Semitism. He will briefly go over the history of ADL, surveys on American attitudes towards Jews, ADL’s most recent audit of anti-Semitic incidents, and how you can join to stop the spread of hate. Q&A will follow the presentation.
As Associate Regional Director for the Midwest office, Trent is in charge of young leadership development and Jewish community relations. He leads the region’s young leadership class called Glass Leadership Institute, assists with the ADL Associate Board, sets up adolescent training sessions to counter antisemitism, and runs the region’s Signature Synagogue Program. Before coming to ADL, Trent worked in AmeriCorps-VISTA and was a high school history teacher in Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government & Public Service-Texas A&M.