Shine a Light on Hate: Creating a Compassionate Community

Sunday, August 27th

1:00-5:30 PM

Franciscan Center, Lourdes University

FREE to attend; advanced registration encouraged in order to receive first-choice of breakout sessions

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo’s Jewish Community Relations Council and the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio present Shine a Light on Hate: Creating a Compassionate Community.

Shine a Light on Hate: Creating a Compassionate Community is a response to the significant recent increase in violence, harassment, and intimidation against a variety of groups.

The event reviews factors leading to discrimination and intolerance. It also offers constructive actions to take in your area of influence to build a more inclusive and welcoming society.

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio are working together with over a dozen community partners. These include: The Ability Center; Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio; City of Toledo: Human Relations Commission; Diocese of Toledo; Equality Toledo; La Conexion; Lourdes University; NAACP Toledo; NAMI Greater Toledo; Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania; United Muslim Association of Toledo; University of Toledo/University of Toledo Medical Center; Welcome TLC; Women of Toledo; and YWCA of Northwest Ohio.

The event includes a keynote address, three rounds of breakout sessions offering multiple opportunities to learn about specific community issues, and a concluding panel. Local organizations will have information tables, accompanied by small bites and cultural performances.

RSVP requested by Thursday, August 24 to

Questions? Contact Mary Bilyeu at or Deacon Jennifer Vasquez at

Shine a Light on Hate: Creating a Compassionate Community is generously supported by the Susan and Steven Kaufman Philanthropic Fund and the Arleen and Jon Levine Family Fund held in the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation.