Tag archives: ADL

Standing with Our Jewish Community
By Laura Capps   |   February 7, 2023

Last week, the County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to honor International Holocaust Memorial Day. This resolution honors the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.  Jana Zimmer, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, community leader, and author of Chocolates from Tangier, was present to accept the resolution. She […]

ADL Turns 21
By Richard Mineards   |   December 20, 2022

It was a case of going from top to bottom at the Canary Hotel when the Anti-Defamation League of Santa Barbara Tri-Counties hosted its 21st anniversary celebration for 110 people raising $110,000. The gala affair, co-chaired by Brook Ashley, Gayle Eidelson, Andee Gaines, and Sissy Taran, was originally scheduled to be on the hostelry’s rooftop, […]

Hate Speech May Be Protected, but It Shouldn’t Be “Free”
By Dan Meisel   |   March 15, 2022

In my role at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), I passionately defend free speech. ADL recognizes that the First Amendment protects even hateful or offensive speech, and we believe the best response to hate speech is not censorship, but more speech. Not all hate speech is protected, however, and even hate speech that is protected “free […]

Year of (Carlos) The Bear
By Montecito Journal   |   January 11, 2022

Carlos, The Bear, was trimming his claws last week, he couldn’t sleep as rain pounded down on the roof of his den at 2 am. He had Flight Radar 24 on his iPad and was tracking the long-haul flights out of LAX as he thought of the year past. It had been a year filled […]

In the Pursuit of Equity
By Dan Meisel   |   December 21, 2021

I previously wrote in this space about how only recognizing perspectives “for” or “against” an issue can get in the way of understanding and potentially resolving conflicting views. The recently heightened polarity around discussing race and bias in school classrooms is a prime example. We are seeing advocates frame debates in ways more likely to […]

Anti-Defamation League of SB 
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 4, 2021

This past January 6, Americans watched in horror as an insurrection fueled by violent conspiracy theories and white supremacy extremism attacked the Capitol in Washington, D.C., the very seat of our democracy. The Anti-Defamation League might have been shocked, but they weren’t surprised by what they have called “a predictable act of political violence fueled […]

Friend Raiser
By Richard Mineards   |   February 7, 2019

As the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off across the road at the Arlington, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hosted a “friend raiser” for 80 guests at Villa & Vine with a public service announcement Start a Conversation being shown before the main feature Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy […]