Can Education Curb Bigotry and Hate?

Fernando Reimers
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Maureen Costello
Director, Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center
Melissa Garlick
Civil Rights National Counsel, Anti-Defamation League
Laura Tavares
Program Director for Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership, Facing History and Ourselves
Fernando Reimers (Moderator)
Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Program, Harvard University


Panelists Maureen Costello, Director of the Tolerance Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Melissa Garlick, Civil Rights National Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League, and Laura Tavares, Program Director for Organizational Learning and Thought Leadership at Facing History and Ourselves joined moderator Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Program at Harvard University, for a panel discussion on the role education can play in combating anti-semitism and other forms of bigotry. The panelist discussed the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, the educational programs each of their organizations offer to fight hate, and the importance of teaching to foster values like empathy in school.