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Addressing Anti-Semitism and Bigotry: An Open Dialogue

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street, New York
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Registration: 2 CEU Credit Hours

  • General: $60 until Feb. 12, 2020; $75 after
  • Wurzweiler Alums/Current Field Instructors: $40 until Feb. 12, 2020; $50 after
  • Students (with ID): No charge


Joseph Levin

Joseph J. Levin, JD, will discuss his own personal history growing up Jewish in Montgomery, Alabama, in the era of Jim Crow and those events that drove him to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971. He will then dig deeper into the early days of the SPLC and its progression from a solely litigation arm to a producer of anti-bias education, tracker of hate groups, promoter of immigrant, child, LGBTQ rights, and more. Mr. Levin will follow that with what the SPLC has observed in the current political and cultural landscape; the growth of racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, xenophobia and misogyny; and the roles of public officials. He will conclude with what he has observed in Jewish communities around the country over the past 3 ½ years and what Americans must do to fight bigotry and hate.

Levin has served the SPLC in various capacities since 1971, including legal director, chair of the board, president and CEO, and general counsel, retiring in 2016. He continues to serve the SPLC as an emeritus member of the board.

Levin’s extensive litigation experience includes numerous jury and nonjury cases in state and federal courts and proceedings before federal administrative panels. His better-known cases include the landmark sex discrimination case of Frontiero v. Richardson and the private segregated school case of Gilmore v. City of Montgomery.

From 1979 until 1996, he engaged in the private practice of law in Washington, D.C. A 1966 graduate of the University of Alabama Law School, he served in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence branch from 1967 to 1969.

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