Join the Valentine and the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond for the final installment in this season of the Life, Liberty & Happiness lecture series. Michelle Magner, Deputy Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will discuss the history of the ADL and the rise of antisemitism, hate speech and extremism in America today. As a global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry since 1913, the ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.
Held at the Valentine First Freedom Center, Life, Liberty & Happiness highlights scholars whose work contributes to reinterpreting what “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” means today. The Mission of the Valentine First Freedom Center is to educate and engage diverse audiences about the freedom of conscience as first proclaimed in Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom and how we experience that freedom today.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Location: The Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street, Richmond, VA, 23219
About Michelle Magner:
Michelle Magner serves as the Deputy Regional Director in ADL’s Washington, D.C. Regional Office. In this role, Michelle oversees educational programming, incident response, law enforcement outreach, and community engagement for the DC region. Working closely with the education and regional operations teams, Michelle helps support addressing issues of bias and hate in schools and communities.
Michelle has a background in education earning her Bachelors in Education from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Ashland University. Prior to joining ADL, Michelle worked for a total of 8 years in both traditional public schools in Charles County, Maryland and a charter school in Columbus, OH as both a classroom teacher and high school administrator.