The Jewish Community Alliance and First Coast YMCA are proud to announce a new partnership to take an active role in educating and inspiring our neighbors to build a more inclusive Northeast Florida.
Together Against Hate: Promoting Unity in Our Community is a speaker series that will address topics impacting our area including prejudices in faith, race, antisemitism, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, gender, and diverse abilities. Starting in September, influential speakers from 904Ward, JASMYN, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), The Arc Jacksonville, The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services, OneJax, and Interfaith Center, will empower our neighbors with the knowledge needed to have a voice in taking a stance against bias.
As a visual representation of our partnership and the efforts made to unify our community, our series will culminate with the first-ever Racing Against Hate 5K Run/Walk at the Winston Family YMCA on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 1 pm.
Please reference our Together Against Hate speaker schedule below and mark your community calendars to join us as we inspire our neighbors to create a safe and welcoming community. Our educational speaker series begins on Thursday, September 14 and continues through January 2024.
Speaker Series Events
|The LJD JFCS with 904Ward: Resisting Hate, Repairing the World
Thursday, September 14, 2023
The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS)
8540 Baycenter Road
|JASMYN: LGBTQ+ Rights and Advocacy
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
645 Oak Street
|Anti-Defamation League (ADL) with JBC: Antisemitism
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
8505 San Jose Boulevard
|The Arc Jacksonville with YMCA Daystar: Diverse Abilities
Tuesday, December 5
Jessie Ball duPont Center
40 E. Adams Street
|OneJax and the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida
Thursday, January 18, 2024
303 N. Laura Street
|Racing Against Hate 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Winston Family YMCA
221 Riverside Avenue