While hate speech spreads online and in-person like never before,
Jewish organizations, schools and synagogues are working together to bring volume 2 of the “Clean Speech” challenge to New York City
Hate speech online has been increasing so rapidly worldwide that the United Nations commissioned a special study on the subject last year, concluding that “Efforts in the fight against ‘the tsunami of hate and xenophobia’ in social media appear to be largely failing because hate is increasing, not diminishing,” and it’s no wonder why with everything going on in Israel right now.
In today’s political climate, some conversations with friends and family can be tough, especially around the holidays. The organization, Clean Speech, wants to help. It offers month-long courses that help New Yorkers change their conversations for the better.
Alexandra Feingold, campaign manager for Clean Speech NYC joined “News All Day” to talk more on this work.
Feingold offers the following tips when dealing with tough conversations: pause before speaking, recognize that words can be hurtful, focus on discussing ideas and not people, and remember you can always change the topic or excuse yourself from a conversation.
Dozens of Jewish organizations from across the spectrum are joining Aish New York next month to bring a 30-day education and awareness campaign to the Big Apple.
The “Clean Speech Campaign”, launched in 2019 in Denver, is aimed at stemming the rising tide of hate speech across the United States.
The campaign will include a Nissim Black concert, to be held Tuesday November 8.
Among the groups participating in the initiative are the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), OneTable, Chai Lifeline, Moise Safra Center, The Idea School, AEPi, Hillel, NCSY, The Shefa School, Manhattan Jewish Experience and the Brownstone.
Hate speech online has been increasing so rapidly worldwide that the United Nations commissioned a special study on the subject last year. The study concluded that “Efforts in the fight against ‘the tsunami’ of hate and xenophobia in social media appear to be largely failing because hate is increasing, not diminishing.”
One program that has proven successful in stemming the tide in several cities across the United States is the Clean Speech campaign, initiated in Denver in 2019, and created by The Jewish Experience. Aish New York is now bringing the program to the Big Apple through dozens of participating Jewish organizations from across the spectrum to participate in a 30-day “Clean Speech NYC”