The newly formed Black-Jewish Alliance is speaking out against hate
Black-Jewish Alliance is speaking out against hate
It started with a need to connect.
In 2016, Blane Stoddart attended civil rights nonprofit Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) ceremony for its Americanism Award.
Which honors leaders with extraordinary dedication to human rights and equal opportunity.
As speeches were made about the ADL’s mission of fighting against hate.
Stoddart, the president and CEO of BFW Group Construction Project Management and president of the Young Caribbean Professional Network.
Remembers thinking, “‘Oh my god, there are no Blacks in the room.’”
“Blacks take the brunt of most of the racism that takes place in this country,” he recalled.
“Every time you turn on the TV, you can see for yourself.”
So he reached out with a plan in mind: This past August, Stoddart teamed up with the ADL to create the Black-Jewish Alliance, which now hosts programs and speaks out against anti-Semitism, racism and general acts of hate.