In 2010, ADL Philadelphia kicked off the first-ever Walk Against Hate & Diversity Expo, bringing hundreds of community members together to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Today, ADL’s Walk Against Hate brings together thousands of people from cities all across the country, including Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Dallas, and of course, San Diego.
The Walk Against Hate came to America’s Finest City in 2018 as a response to the rising hate and divides in our community, and also to highlight the diverse tapestry that makes up San Diego. In its first two years, thousands of San Diegans came together for this non-political, family-friendly event to take steps in the right direction.
For the 3rd annual Walk Against Hate on Sunday, April 26, 2020, ADL San Diego expects 5,000 walkers to take part in the 5K Walk around NTC Park in Liberty Station. Additionally, the opening No Place for Hate® banner ceremony will honor the nearly 100 K-12 schools that participated in the program for the ’19-’20 school year, and the Diversity Expo will highlight the important work of over 20 partner organizations.
Funds raised at the Walk Against Hate go to supporting ADL San Diego’s programs focused on combatting anti-Semitism and all hate, such as No Place for Hate® and our 24/7/365 response to reported anti-Semitic incidents.
This year’s Walk Against Hate Chair and ADL Board member, Leram Silberstein, shared her passion for the annual event. “The Walk is incredibly important to me because of how great it feels seeing San Diego schools, and other community groups, making a commitment to be No Place for Hate® in America’s Finest City.”
Registration for the 2020 Walk Against Hate is now open. For more information, and to join ADL San Diego for a meaningful day of fun with the entire community, please visit: www.walkagainsthate.org/sandiego.
We are taking steps in the right direction—and we need you to Walk with us!