SWC Launches New Campaign: Score Points Against Hate: No More Anti-Semitism in the NBA; Watch Score Points Against Hate

November 16, 2022

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is launching a new campaign entitled Score Points Against Hate: No More Anti-Semitism in the NBA. The focus of the campaign is calling on NBA commissioner Adam Silver to act against anti-Semitism.

This comes in light of recent behavior from Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving and the refusal of the active players roster to speak out against it. 

The SWC is asking people to take action by urging the NBA Commissioner to bring every team to the Museum of Tolerance when they come to Los Angeles. The Museum of Tolerance is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“With the rise and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism across the US, this is the time for action,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and CEO.

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance believe in counsel culture not cancel culture,” added Rabbi Hier. “We will have our doors open to all players in the NBA to work together to build mutual respect, historic knowledge and core values to bring all Americans together, just as we have at the Museum of Tolerance for 3 decades.”

The Museum of Tolerance has hosted over 7 million visitors including heads of state, presidents, prime ministers, and spiritual leaders. Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement, educators, students and members of the corporate and entertainment communities have experienced the Museum’s innovative and cutting edge diversity training programs.

Watch: Score Points Against Hate

For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at malkin@wiesenthal.com or Shawn Rodgers at srodgers@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS, and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).


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