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by Lizzy Gilbert, Corporate & Community Development, ADL Plains States Region

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that they are accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class of their select leadership program: Glass Leadership Institute (GLI). GLI is designed to equip young professionals with the skills and information needed to be advocates for ADL’s mission of securing justice and fair treatment for all.

Founded in 1913, ADL is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract all forms of hatred and prejudice.

Through a formal application process, ADL recruits and invests in a diverse group of young people who are committed to civil rights, religious freedom, and anti-bias education. GLI highlights include an introduction to ADL’s civil rights work, law enforcement resources, educational programs as well as the many ways ADL serves the community on a daily basis. GLI also offers opportunities to learn more about ADL’s national and international initiatives through an informative trip to ADL’s 3-day National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Slowdown (729 N. 14th Street), 5:30-7 p.m., ADL will hold a Get-to-Know-Glass Happy Hour. The event will be a great opportunity for interested participants to meet alumni of the program, ADL board members, and learn all of the reasons to apply to participate.

GLI meetings are held monthly from Oct.-May, 6:30–9 p.m., in the Greater Omaha area. Dinner will be provided at no cost.

If you are passionate about making Omaha a No Place for Hate® community, you are encouraged to attend the Get-to-Know-Glass event on Sept. 12 and submit your application.  Email for a fillable pdf application form.  The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 20. You may mail completed applications to 333 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154 or fax it to 402.333.5497.

If you have any questions or need additional information on the program, please contact ADL Regional Director, Alan Potash at or 402.333.1303.