Intervening Against Hate and for Community

During the month of May, my colleagues and I at Chewonki, facilitated by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, have been learning together in recognition of both Jewish American Heritage Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are alarmed by the rise in harassment targeting these groups, which has been growing since 2016, according to information from Statista and the Anti-Defamation League.  Our mission “challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives,” and hate has no place in that work on this collective home we share – planet Earth.