The following night the SWC hosted the NAACP monthly general membership meeting, which was held at the Museum of Tolerance in New York. The meeting was in celebration of Women’s History Month and in honor of the Shirley Chisholm Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp. The SWC began the meeting with the invocation. Dr. Hazel Dukes, the NAACP New York State Conference President and member of the NAACP National Board of Trustees, addressed the meeting. The SWC continues to partner with the NAACP with the goal of creating dialogue and building bridges between the Jewish and Black communities. Later this Spring the NAACP will be bringing their Youth Council to the MOTNY.
During the NAACP general membership meeting, Rabbi Steven Burg of the SWC met with New York Congressman Charles Rangel. This was Congressman Rangel’s second time coming to the Museum of Tolerance New York within six weeks.
Last week the SWC also had the great honor of hosting Jerry Hauer, Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Commissioner Hauer had a great interest in the work the Center does fighting digital terrorism and hate.