ADL AND MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SIGN JOINT AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE REPORTING OF HATE CRIMES IN THE U.S.
WHO: Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Mexican Foreign Ministry
WHAT: Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony and Press Conference
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt
Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, NYPD Commanding Officer of the Special Victims Division
WHERE: ADL Headquarters, 605 Third Ave., bet. 39th and 40th Streets, New York, NY
WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM ET
**(Note: Camera Set-Up Begins at 5:45 PM)**
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs committing to create a new cooperative framework across the United States to provide assistance to people of Mexican heritage who are victims of discrimination, bigotry, bullying and hate crimes.
The agreement will be signed by Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso and ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt at a press conference at ADL’s National Headquarters in Manhattan. They will make brief remarks about the initiative and will be available for Q&A immediately following the signing.
ADL is committing to deliver trainings, workshops and seminars over the course of the next two years to staff in nearly all of the 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. on topics including responding to hate crimes, hate groups, the anti-immigrant movement and bullying and cyberbullying. The trainings will be carried out in partnership with ADL’s networks of 26 regional offices across the United States, including its regional office in New York City.
In addition, ADL will be launching a national Spanish language social media campaign, #DenunciaElOdio” adapting ADL’s “Responding to Hate” educational materials to raise awareness of the resources available to Mexican nationals who may be facing discrimination, bias or hate crimes in their communities.