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Dallas’ Inaugural ADL ‘Walk Against Hate’ on Sept 15 at Victory Plaza to feature Diversity Expo and Entertainment to Celebrate the Values of Respect and Understanding

On Sunday, September 15, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) will host its inaugural Walk Against Hate at Victory Plaza, bringing together the entire DFW community to promote diversity and celebrate the values of respect and inclusion. The event is a two-mile walk that will feature main stage entertainment, a Corporate Village for sponsor marketing opportunities, and a Diversity Expo featuring local non-profit organizations sharing the work they do to serve the community.

“The Walk Against Hate is an opportunity for the Dallas community to take a step in the right direction, to show unification and embrace diversity,” said ADL Texoma Regional Director Cheryl Drazin. “You can become involved by joining teams, by walking, or by volunteering. We welcome everyone to be with us at Victory Plaza on September 15th.”

Net proceeds from the event will enhance and expand ADL’s efforts to fight hate for good through anti-hate and anti-bullying programs in schools, civil rights advocacy work, extremism training for law enforcement, and incident response and community support for the region. 

In conjunction with the Walk Against Hate, the Dallas Morning News co-sponsored an essay contest for high school students, grades 9-12. In 500 words or less, writers were asked to respond to the prompt: “What I can do to take a step in the right direction to fight hate.” There is a $1,000 prize for the winner as well as the possibility of being published in the newspaper. The winner of the ADL Walk Against Hate Essay Contest will be notified on or before September 10, 2019.

“We invite the community to join us at Victory Plaza, form teams, and bring friends to walk side by side and show our city that bias, bigotry and hate have no place here.” said Wendy Stanley, event co-chair.  Susie Carp, event co-chair, recognizes the need to foster a broader community dialogue about prejudice and injustice, ” We look forward to walking with participants who represent the diversity that makes Dallas great.  The Walk is a fun and inspiring opportunity to build a more welcoming and respectful world.” 

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Registration and Check-In:  8:00AM

Main Stage Entertainment & Diversity Expo:  8:00AM–11:00AM

Opening Ceremony:  9:00AM

Walk Against Hate:  9:30AM

Event Concludes:  11:00AM

WHERE: Victory Plaza, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. Parking is available in the AAC Silver Garage located at 2503 Victory Avenue, Dallas TX 75219. 

NOTE: Victory Plaza is served by the DART Rail Green and Orange lines to Victory Station.

DIVERSITY EXPO PARTICIPANTS:
Buddy Up Tennis

CHAI

City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities & Immigrant Affairs

Collin County NAACP

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Inclusive Communities Project

Latino Voter Empowerment Coalition (LVEC)

Jewish Community Relations Council

Jewish Family Services of Greater Dallas

Senior Source

REGISTER TO WALK AGAINST HATE:
To register for the walk as either an individual or as a team, visit our registration page. Participants will be provided a free t-shirt. Please bring water and wear sunscreen to the event. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kerri Aikin Rosenberg at kaikin@adl.org.    www.walkagainsthatedallas.org

About the ADL
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to 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’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.  For more details, go www.walkagainsthatedallas.org

WALK AGAINST HATE SPONSORS
$10,000 Equality Sponsor

DART

William and Sylvia Zale Foundation

$5,000 Respect Sponsor

CD Wealth Management

Susie and Joel Carp
Cindi’s New York Deli & Restaurant

Cynthia and Robert Feldman
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Lidji Dorey & Hooper

Marsh & McLennan Agency
Lee and Paul Michaels | Wendy and Marc Stanley
Stevens Transport

$2,500 Champion Sponsor

Fran and Mark Berg | Betsy and Mark Kleinman
Berger Engineering Co.
EDGE Realty Partners
GigLanders

Good Life Family Magazine

Palomino Capital LLC

Price Realty Corporation
The Retail Connection | Ruthie and Alan Shor | Lisa and Steve Lieberman
Sidley Austin LLP
Waters & Kraus, LLP
Donna and Herb Weitzman

$1,000 Ally Sponsor

The Andres Family

Gilian and Steve Baron

Janet and Jack Baum
Joan Berger and Sherwood Weil
Bessemer Trust
Calabrese Budner

Cocktails & Caviar
Rachelle and Paul Crane
The Drazin Family

Dia and Barry Epstein/Vertex Capital Corp

Falcon Realty Advisors
Ann Zimmerman Gallant

The Glazer and Glick Families

Lisa and Neil Goldberg

Risa Gross

Amy and Joe Harberg

Marcy Helfand

Ynette and Jim Hogue

Amber Pierce and Sam Johnson
Chris Kelley, The Kelley Group
The Konig Family

Sharon and Chuck Levin
Terry and Jeff Levinger

Shari and Alan Lidji
Lillipop Productions
Park Lane Pantry

Karen and Kyle Rovinsky

Lisa and Steve Rudner

Kathy and Steve Schneider
Celia and Larry Schoenbrun
The Spice of Life Catering

Marc I. Steinberg

Studio 6 Fitness

Judith and Danny Tobey

Sheri and Jack Vine

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