Simon Wiesenthal Center

Simon Wiesenthal Center
Program Name: 
iAct Impact
Grant Year: 
2011
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$125,000
Interest Area: 
Religious Life
Grant Purpose: 

iAct Impact uses a multimedia educational approach to help students and faculty on college campuses confront hate speech and anti-Semitism.

Description: 

Founded in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism; promotes human rights and dignity; stands with Israel; and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. 

Grant Quote: 

The toxic anti-Israel climate especially on California campuses compelled the Simon Wiesenthal Center to develop a dynamic interactive top-down tolerance training program geared toward the chancellors, deans, faculty and students, who influence campus climate and effect campus policy. Something has to change.  - Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center