Representatives from Chelsea Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will come together with Lord John Mann for a online webinar to discuss football’s role in the fight against antisemitism.
Football, and sports in general, can play an important role in the global fight against antisemitism. Earlier this year, the Premier League became the first sports league in the world to adopt the IHRA definition. The Premier League followed Chelsea Football Club, who were the first club in the world to adopt the definition, a milestone in the club’s now four-year campaign against antisemitism.
The ADL, which was founded in 1913, is a leading anti-hate organisation in the US and have been delivering anti-bias education sessions in schools across the US for a number of years with great success.
More recently, ADL and Chelsea Foundation have formed a partnership which aims to leverage best practices from the US and UK to introduce projects and initiatives which can further utilise the power of sports in tackling antisemitism. The extended 3-year partnership between the ADL and Chelsea Foundation is funded by Club Owner Roman Abramovich and will focus on education, technology development to better address online abuse as well as advocacy.
As part of this partnership, ADL’s successful campaign, ‘No Place for Hate’ was introduced in selected schools across the UK last year in partnership with the club’s Foundation. The ADL are currently using best practices from Chelsea’s UK programme to encourage US sports to introduce similar programmes to battle antisemitism. Chelsea also recently announced a new approach to combatting online abuse, building on ADL’s experience in this field, primarily through the Center on Extremism.
Join us for a discussion led by Lord John Mann, Independent Adviser to the UK Government on Antisemitism, on football’s role in the fight against antisemitism and how we can continue to leverage cross-Atlantic partnerships to tackle hate. Lord John Mann will be joined by Chelsea’s Chairman, Bruce Buck; Head of Special Projects at Chelsea, Rola Brentlin; ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and Sharon Nazarian, Senior Vice President of International Affairs at ADL.
Webinar – Football’s role in tackling Antisemitism.
Date: 16th June
Time: 12:00 PM EST, 9:00 AM PST, 5:00 PM GMT +1
To register for free admission to the webinar, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the work of ADL, click here or you can find out more information about Chelsea’s antisemitism programmes at https://sayno.chelseafc.com/programmes