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Virtual Guest

Through the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place For Hate" (NPFH) back-to-school kickoff activity, SHA students in grades 4 through 12 participated in a virtual meet with coalitions from across the nation. The event brought NPFH communities together to explore allyship, identity, and change-making. ADL administrators and participants enthusiastically discussed how schools could build a more inclusive space for today, starting with each individual deciding to be a change-maker.

Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest Inaugural Poet, read from her newest book, "Change Sings" and Q&A time with students talking about ways to build and maintain communities based on inclusion and mutual respect. Ms. Gorman shared reflections from her life experiences, writing about social justice and why an equitable climate is important for all of us. learn more npfh >

About No Place for Hate (from ADL.org)

ADL Education is inspiring a generation to challenge bias in themselves, others and society in order to create more inclusive learning communities. No Place for Hate is a collaborative initiative that provides PreK–12 schools with an organizing framework for students, administrators, teachers and family members to develop long-term solutions for creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable climate. No Place for Hate schools receive their designation in the following ways: 

• Building inclusive and safe communities in which respect and equity are the goals and where all students can thrive. 

• Empowering students, faculty, administration and family members to take a stand against bias and bullying by incorporating new and existing programs under one powerful message. 

• Sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place where they belong and should be treated equitably. 

As the 2020-2021 school year came to a close, ADL Education is proud to report No Place For Hate designations in 1,850 schools reaching over 1.3 million students.