Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Bunnell High School Honored by ADL (The Anti-Defamation League)


One of Eighteen Connecticut Schools as “No Place For Hate”

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) today applauded eighteen Connecticut schools for their commitment to promoting equitable and respectful learning environments, having achieved a No Place for Hate® (NPFH) designation.

The 2022-2023 CT No Place for Hate Schools in Fairfield County: Bunnell High School, Stratford; East Ridge and Scotts Ridge Middle Schools, Ridgefield; Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Fairfield Warde High School, Greenwich High School, New Fairfield High School, Ridgefield High School

This nationwide initiative is a school climate improvement program that provides staff, students and their families with a framework to take a stand against all forms of hate and communicate a clear, unified message that all students have a place where they belong.

As part of their participation schools were required to form a committee, host a school-wide pledge signing, and hold at least three activities that involve active learning that focus on recognizing differences and promoting respect. To commemorate this achievement, each school will be awarded with a banner to mark their commitment to No Place for Hate ®.

“At a time when the number of bias incidents in our schools and communities continues to proliferate, No Place for Hate ® provides schools with tools and resources to actively engage the school community and to affect positive social change,” said Stacey Sobel, ADL Connecticut Regional Director. “ADL Connecticut applauds these eighteen Connecticut schools and the students and staff who led the NPFH activities for their commitment to this proactive initiative.”

“I am enormously proud of the commitment these eighteen schools made to keep their school communities focused on addressing bias and bullying,” said Michelle Pincince, ADL Connecticut Education Director. “Education is an important step towards eradicating hate. In the coming year, we hope to expand the initiative to more schools in our region to ensure that Connecticut will be No Place for Hate.”

Since it launched in 1999, the ADL’s No Place for Hate ® initiative has helped promote anti-bias education in more than 1,600 schools across the country, impacting over 1.4 million students and 100,000+ educators.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.


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