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Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals
“Never Again” – Now What? Allyship in 2020
The year 2020 has irrevocably changed the world. A global pandemic, social unrest and upheaval are just some of the things that will define the beginning of this decade – how have we as individuals reacted to the societal circumstances surrounding us? One of the most notable influences of the 20th century that has impacted every aspect of society is the rise and growth of the internet and social media. Voicing opinions, beliefs and support for causes is literally done with the “click of a mouse,” and with that the ability to be a social activist has taken on new forms.
This year’s Legacy Symposium will not only go digital, but help young adults become more informed about how to take a stand on issues they are passionate about in this all-consuming online era. Drawing on lessons learned from the Holocaust around the dangers of being a bystander, the symposium will explore how online activism can be key to enhancing our social activism.
Whether it be through advocacy, staying informed, or understanding issues of racism, social injustices, antisemitism, and inequity in today’s society, we have a responsibility to uphold the true meaning of “Never Again” for all. How can we combat these systemic issues? How can we better support the causes we care about? What does it really mean to stand up for what we believe in? Explore all this and more at this year’s program. Join us for this year’s digital 2020 Legacy Symposium to learn more about what you can do to be an active contributor to bettering your civil society.
This two-part program will feature an introduction from Holocaust survivor Nathan Leipciger and a panel of experts who respond to sentiments and issues surrounding social activism in an online era, providing tools to encourage participants to become more active in their stances on social injustices in the world.
Nathan Leipciger, Holocaust Survivor & Educator
Liv Mendelsohn // Director, Accessibility and Inclusion and Artistic Director, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
Yair Rosenberg // Senior Writer, Tablet Magazine
Yoni Belete, No Silence on Race // Racial Equity & Inclusivity Advocates
Tema Smith // Diversity Advocate, Writer & Jewish Community Builder
Shai Deluca // Television & Media Personality and Advocate
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY
The Azrieli Foundation
David and Rose Brown Fund at the Jewish Foundation
The Sam & Gitta Ganz Family Foundation
Dorothy & Pinchas Gutter