Bristol Community College will host an engaging social justice forum, Anti-Semitism Past and Presenton Thursday, September 21at 2 p.m. in room L101, on the college’s Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street. The event is free and open to all.

The presentation, by Becca Levitt, Assistant Regional Director of the New England Anti-Defamation League, will discuss the roots of Antisemitism, as well as how stereotypes and misinformation are currently being used to perpetuate the rise of Anti-Semitism seen in the U.S. today. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer opportunity. This event is co-sponsored by Bristol’s Multicultural Student Center and Holocaust and Genocide Center.

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the number of Anti-Semitic incidents increased by 41% in 2022, from 2021 in Massachusetts. This follows an increase in such incidents throughout the country.

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