10:30 – 11:20 am

Antisemitism Here and Now

Presented by April Powers, Corporate Engagement Director of Project Shema, this session will discuss the global rise in antisemitism. Project Shema, named after the Hebrew word meaning "to hear", "listen", or "understand", works to deepen understanding and build bridges across communities. This session will outline how to better understand and address antisemitism.


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April Powers is the Managing Director of First Impression Rx, a full service consulting firm that helps companies manage differences through training and diversity and inclusion strategy. The first Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she is a highly-rated trainer for Fortune 50, government and non-profit organizations. She consulted at Amgen for many years, including project managing their cultural dexterity roll-out and delivering certified training in the areas of Generational Diversity, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competence. April co-launched Jewbian Princess to foster inclusion in Jewish spaces.