Temple Beth El invites the Huntington community to a post-election discussion about the current state of civil rights, tolerance and hate in our nation and community with Joseph J. Levin, Jr.
Co-founder and Board Emeritus of the SPLC
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El of Huntington
From Temple Beth El: "Our temple has been chosen by the Southern Poverty Law Center to host their first ever presentation on Long Island and you’re invited! Mr. Levin has served the Center in various capacities, including Legal Director, Chair of the Board, President & CEO, and General Counsel. Since retiring in 2016, he continues to serve as an emeritus member of the SPLC board.
We are already experiencing a great deal of interest, not only from members of our own congregation, but also from leaders in the local political, religious, legal, LGBT, educational, and general communities. We expect a very large turnout.
In order to ensure that everyone will be accommodated, we respectfully ask you to R.S.V.P. in advance at OneCommunity@tbeli.org
with the your names and the names of those accompanying you. While attendance is free for temple members and their guests, a suggested donation of $20.00 per person would help offset the costs of this historic event.
About the Southern Poverty Law Center: The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, they’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten."
Temple Beth El: 660 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743, (631) 421-5835, www.tbeli.org