Chalk Over Hate: Fighting Antisemitism through Public Art

Chalk Over Hate: Fighting Antisemitism through Public Art

June 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street
NW, Washington
DC 20036
Amanda Herring

This Shavout-inspired event will unite JCCs, consulates, non-profits, artists, and students around the country for a National Day of Action.

Image of text reading Chalk Over Hate: Fighting Antisemitism Through Public Art. There are also logos of 20 partner organizations.

In 2021, there were 853 cases of gross antisemitic vandalism in the United States. Each act of vandalism – each swastika drawn or “Jews Go Home” painted – opens the door for more violent attacks.

Less than two weeks ago, Artists 4 Israel and the EDCJCC announced our intention to counter this hate offensive and to battle vandalism with art. In 10 days, we have registered more than 15 partner organizations. They and their multi-faith and multicultural allies are poised to far exceed not only the 853 acts of hate but even the 900 artists we were seeking. What haters built in a year, we are taking down in under a month.

Join us on June 3, Shavuot and National Gun Violence Awareness Day, for Chalk Over Hate: DAY OF ACTION. Chalk in your community, join a partner organization, go with friends, or just leave your own message.

Together, we are empowering everyone to be an activist, an advocate, and an artist! Join us on the Sixteenth Street Steps on Friday, June 3, from 4:00-6:00 PM – or just grab some chalk, draw an image, write #chalkoverhate, and send us the picture. Be part of the more than 900 strong.

Register here