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ADL’s No Place for Hate® initiative in the Pacific Northwest region. ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative provides local schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions to create and maintain a positive school culture.
Investigating Discrimination
Advocating on behalf of fair treatment for all, ADL works to ensure our communities remain safe and free from intimidation and harassment. ADL processes discrimination complaints for victims of discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
Government Affairs
ADL Pacific Northwest Region maintains close ties to local, state and federal legislators, lobbies on pending legislation, organizes meetings with elected officials to discuss issues of concern to ADL, and assists legislators with resources and programs.
Monitoring Hate Groups
ADL investigators are considered the nation's leading experts on the activities of extremist organizations and individuals. The Pacific Northwest office works closely with law enforcement officials in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska to alert them to the presence of hate groups and the activities of those groups in their jurisdictions.
Glass Leadership Institute
Through the Glass Leadership Institute, ADL empowers its next generation of leaders. This nationally recognized leadership program provides 25 to 45-year-olds with unique opportunities to explore ADL's global mission from an insider's perspective.
The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute houses ADL's renowned programs that teach respect for the diversity in our society. Programs are available for all ages and environments - from kindergarten students through adults in the workplace.
Teacher Training Programs
Teacher Training Programs, part of the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, are professional development programs that provide teachers and administrators with the skills and knowledge to build safe, respectful learning environments for all students. Workshops also provide effective strategies to address prejudice, name-calling, bullying, and disrespect.
Peer Education Programs
Peer Education programs, part of the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, prepare middle and high school students to work with their peers and younger students to confront bias and prejudice in their schools and communities. A year-long series of workshops lets teenagers explore the harms of name-calling and bullying and encourages them to challenge these behaviors with their peers and to be allies to others.
The Glass Leadership Institute
The Glass Leadership Institute is a ten-month program designed to educate a select group of dynamic young adults in their late 20’s to early 40’s about the crucial work of ADL. The Institute provides a series of intensive, stimulating, informative and interactive seminars on hate crimes, terrorism, extremism, global anti-Semitism, separation of Church and State, Israel advocacy, government affairs, anti-bias training, and Holocaust education. Participants attend monthly evening meetings and participate in ADL's National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. This program has a rigorous admission standard and is now one of the most sought-after young leadership programs in Los Angeles.
Becoming An Ally: Interrupting Name Calling and Bullying
This program, part of the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, provides opportunities for educators and students to explore the harm of name-calling and bullying, and to develop a "Zero-Indifference Approach" to such incidents.
Trickery, Trolling and Threats: Understanding & Addressing Cyberbullying
These workshops are part of the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute and designed to increase awareness about the unique features and impact of harassment and hate on the Internet. Although cyberbullying affects almost half of all U.S. teens, schools are often unsure how to respond to these activities.
Echoes and Reflections/Holocaust Education
Echoes and Reflections is a world-class multi-media curriculum on Holocaust education developed through a joint project between the Anti-Defamation League, Yad Vashem, and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. Through compelling video testimony of survivors, rescuers, and liberators, and multi-disciplinary curriculum material, Echoes & Reflections explores connections to cultural diversity, intolerance, prejudice, and genocide in historical and contemporary contexts.
Reducing Adolescent Prejudice (R.A.P.) Conference
An annual day-long anti-bias conference offered free of charge to teams of western Washington area high schools each December. Utilizing ADL's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias exercises, students examine issues around prejudice and disrespect and develop action plans to make their school communities more inclusive and respectful environments.

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