You are cordially invited to A Kristallnacht Commemoration DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY
Sunday, November 6, 2022 10-11AM - Guided Tour of the Museum - Light breakfast will be served
As we (HMCTE &JBLS) gather to commemorate Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, we will focus on the role of civil society's greatest defenders of democracy: those in the legal profession. Judges and lawyers from the Westchester, the greater Hudson Valley and beyond will gather to remember the consequences when the law is used to strip away civil rights and protections, weakening democracy in favor of dictatorship. We know the threat of hatred and the power of misinformation to damage our government, because we've seen it before - and not just in Nazi Germany.
Today, more than ever, we (HMCTE &JBLS) recognize the need to strengthen our democracy, emphasize pluralism, and find unity with those whom we disagree. As we each do our part to strengthen American democracy, we know that our judges and lawyers are on the forefront of ensuring our legal protections and the future of our country. Civil rights, human rights, election law, and many more components of the legal system playa crucial role in securing our democracy against the ideologies of hatred that wish to see us torn asunder.
On November 6th we (HMCTE &JBLS) will join in commemoration to learn from the past and rededicate our work to prevent this dark history from ever repeating. Together we will focus on informed citizenship, the power of voting, and how we can each use our strengths to create a stronger democracy and civil society for the future.