On University and College Campus’ across North America there has been a resurgence of anti-Semitism. Many student groups on campus support or associate with organizations calling for the destruction of Israel and we’ve seen administrators turn a blind eye to the intimidation of Jewish students and a poisoning of the learning environment.

JDLAlberta is pleased to join a Coalition of Pro-Israel Groups who want to confront this head on, by empowering and supporting College and High School Students, by bringing attention to the rise of antisemitic incidents on Campus’ that allow the demonization of Jewish people. Our first group initiative is a lecture by Ryan Mervin Bellerose on ‘Defending Israel – the Right Way’, to students in Calgary on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Ryan was recently hired as the B’nai Brith Advocacy Coordinator for Western Canada. He will provide practical advice and discuss psychology and tactics for dealing with Student Intimidation and Advocating for Israel. Ryan has been very active in Pro-Israel advocacy for a number of years and has helped several student groups on various campus’ with campaigns against BDS and other anti-Israel initiatives.

The event will begin at 6:00 pm in the Party Room at the Blue Fin Sushi Restaurant, 9737 Macleod Trail South… SUSHI IS BEING PAID FOR BY THE ORGANIZERS so bring your appetite! Ryan will begin speaking at 6:30.

This Coalition of Pro-Israel and Pro-Jewish Groups is our way of standing together and confirming that there are many behaviors that are not acceptable in Canada and that when it comes to anti-Semitism: This Community Stands United. In our role as facilitators JDLAlberta will provide organization and security for the venue. You must register to attend, so please RSVP to jdl@jdlalberta.com.

Seating is limited, preference will be given to students and parents. LRT Southland Stn is closest if Students are coming by C-train. If you have any questions for Ryan please send them to Ryanb@bnaibrith.ca

We would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who have provided support for this event, especially B’nai Brith Canada.

©JDL Alberta 2017