The dramatic rise of antisemitism in the United States has skyrocketed, and while COVID lingers and haunts us all, folx within the Jewish community continue to face hate in America. Anti-Semitic tropes and conspiracy theories continue to plague our society, many of which are ubiquitous today, and to non-Jewish, they are hidden in plain sight. In solidarity with becoming a more just society, I refuse to stand idly by and allow hate and perpetual violence to take over. I challenge you to stand up, support and uplift one another. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

- Dr. Owens