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No Place for Hate - SDUSD schools recognized

No Place for Hate: Schools recognized for continued stand against racism, intolerance
Posted on 07/27/2020

There is no place for hate in San Diego Unified schools.

A total of 76 schools in San Diego County have been awarded a No Place for Hate designation from The Anti-Defamation League of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year.

More than 40 percent of those schools are in the San Diego Unified School District.

Schools throughout San Diego County participated in this year’s No Place for Hate program, with the majority hailing from San Diego Unified School and Poway Unified Districts.

No Place for Hate is an ADL partnership program that supports K-12 schools in maintaining a climate where students of all identities feel safe, respected and have a sense of belonging.

Despite the challenges of distance learning as the academic year draws to a close, many San Diego County schools remained committed to completing the year-long program. In fact, a number of participating campuses utilized ADL’s digital lesson plans to help students expand their understanding of how the Coronavirus pandemic has contributed to increasing racism against people of Asian descent, and what students can do to fight such bigotry.

Kelsey Greenberg Young, ADL San Diego education director, said that students have been instrumental in seeing their school complete their No Place for Hate designations despite their physical distance.

 “We have had student leadership hosting virtual meetings with their committees to see that this work continues, sending in their ideas for what they have planned for kicking off the ‘20-’21 school year, and requesting to join county-wide coordinator calls to brainstorm ideas,” said Greenberg Young.

A number of independent schools, such as San Diego Jewish Academy, will also be awarded with a 2019-20 designation No Place for Hate designation.

Sarah Greenstein, counselor and No Place for Hate coordinator at San Diego Jewish Academy, said that the need to offer creative pathways for community building and collective compassion has become increasingly important during the pandemic.

 “Our commitment runs deep to creating a campus environment and culture that is resoundingly No Place for Hate,” Greenstein said. “As our young people navigate their academic, recreational and social worlds almost exclusively online, the No Place for Hate program gives us relevant and meaningful avenues for exploring how we treat each other both in person and on the screen. It helps us to shine a critical flashlight on the power of words, images, and all sorts of media in contributing to an online culture of caring and acceptance rather than hate or negativity.”

Other districts with designated schools include San Dieguito Union High School District, Chula Vista Elementary School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and South Bay Union School District.

Registration for the 2020-2021 No Place for Hate school year has opened for existing schools to recommit for next school year and new schools to begin this critical work with ADL San Diego. https://sandiego.adl.org/no-place-for-hate/

No Place for Hate school recipients in San Diego Unified School District:

  • Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
  • Benchley-Weinberger
  • Carver Elementary School
  • De Portola Middle School
  • Dingeman Elementary School
  • EB Scripps Elementary School
  • Edison Elementary
  • Fay Elementary School
  • Garfield Elementary
  • Grant K-8
  • Herbert Ibarra
  • Hickman Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Jerabek Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • Madison High School
  • Miller Elementary
  • Miramar Ranch Elementary
  • Morse High School
  • Oak Park Elementary
  • Point Loma High School
  • Rolando Park Elementary
  • Rowan Elementary
  • Scripps Ranch High School
  • Serra High School
  • Spreckels Elementary
  • Standley Middle School
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  • Torrey Pines Elementary School
  • Wangenheim Middle School
  • Webster Elementary School
  • Will C. Crawford High School