Roosevelt Islander Online: Roosevelt Island & Upper East Side NYC Council Member Julie Menin Hosting Anti-Semitism Zoom Town Hall Wednesday February 9

Roosevelt Island and Upper East Side
NYC Council Member Julie Menin
is hosting an Anti-Semitism Town Hall via Zoom on Wednesday February 9 at 7
PM. According to Ms Menin:

Council Member Julie Menin invites the New York City community to a
discussion on how to prevent and report hate crimes and antisemitism.
This virtual town hall is in partnership with the NYPD Hate Crimes
Task Force, Simon Wiesenthal Center, New York City Commission on Human
Rights and the Office of the New York State Attorney
General. 


When: Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Why: On January 8th, at a Chase Bank ATM at East 86th Street and York
Avenue, a customer withdrew several bills that had Swastikas and Nazi
symbols. Several instances of antisemitism have occurred in the
neighborhood these past few months.

 

Last year, New York State had the most antisemitic incidents out of any
state in the country. Both Manhattan and Brooklyn each had almost 100
antisemitic incidents. In the light of multiple recent antisemitic
incidents in our community and the frightening hostage situation in
Colleyville, Texas, a Town Hall on Antisemitism is being held.

 

Who: 

· New York City Council Member Julie Menin

· Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright

· Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Michael Cohen

· Commanding Officer of NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Inspector Jessica
Corey

· Commanding Officer of NYPD 19th Precinct Inspector Melissa Eger

· Special Counsel on Hate Crimes at the Office of New York State
Attorney General 
Rick Sawyer

· Jewish Community Liaison from the NYC Commission on Human Rights
Jonah Boyarin

· Deputy Director of ADL New York/New Jersey Region Alexander
Rosemberg

· New York City Council Member Eric Dinowitz

Here’s Mayor Eric Adams speaking January 21 at the Central Synogogue.

Register here for the February 9 Anti-Semitism Town Hall.



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