Countering Hate is a half-day learning experience for leaders across all sectors of our Orange County community including K-12 schooling, government leaders, nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, and law enforcement.

The summit will bring together nationally renowned leaders and local practitioners to explore antisemitism through the fields of criminology and sociology to:

  • Educate the community on what “counts” as antisemitism
  • Explore the relationship between antisemitism and other forms of hate, and how they threaten democracy
  • Move towards evidence-based action, providing tools and develop strategies to combat anti-Jewish and other forms of hate in our community
  • Connect our community, taking the initial steps towards incubating partnerships and attracting allies who can help shrink the footprint of hate

Countering Hate Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: Amos Guiora, Ph.D., Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.

National Experts:

  • Amy Adamczyk, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Programs of Doctoral Study in Sociology and Criminal Justice at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • E. Alison Holman, Ph.D., FNP Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Department of Psychological Science, UCI
  • Ariela Keysar, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor of Public Policy and Law and the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jeff Kopstein, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Irvine
  • Hannah Yu, Chief, Hate Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office

Panel of Orange County Leaders on the Local Experience:

  • Lisa Armony, Rose Council/Hillel International Campus Climate Initiative
  • Katrina Foley, Orange County Supervisor
  • Michael Kent, Chief of Police, Irvine, California
  • Peter Levi, Anti-Defamation League
  • Rabbi Richard Steinberg, OC Human Relations Commissioner/Congregation Shi-Ha-Ma’a lot
  • Todd Spitzer, Orange County District Attorney
  • Dean Jon Gould, University of California, Irvine (Moderator)

Due to limited availability, spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you need additional tickets or have questions, contact Chen Shterenbach, .

This event is sponsored in part by:

Countering Hate In The Media

The Orange County Register

At UC Irvine summit, Orange County leaders urge action against rising antisemitism and hate

News Net Daily

At UC Irvine Summit, Orange County Leaders Call for Action on Rising Anti-Semitism and Hate – Orange County Register

Cleveland Jewish News

Orange County Jewish Federation leads summit to counter prejudice, bigotry

Columbus Jewish News

Orange County Jewish Federation leads summit to counter prejudice, bigotry