Rockland Supervisors Hold Summit to Combat Hate

Rockland’s five town supervisors held their first in a series of summits with the goal of bringing people together to talk about the ways they could get rid of hate. The summit comes in the wake of the Hanukkah attack last month in Monsey. Hundreds came out to the event at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern yesterday afternoon. Monsignor Emmett Nevin opened the event and said that to deal with an uncertain future, it is good to look to the past…

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson of Monsey says it’s time to get beyond the lip service, and talk to each other so we can all learn to make a better society…

Organizers had been getting flack for scheduling the first event in the afternoon, but hundreds managed to show up. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan reminded everyone that the lofty goals of the supervisors’ group won’t be solved in one afternoon…

The attendees broke into smaller groups to discuss the top issues in their town and the county that lead to hatred, how those issues are being handled, and how they could be handled better. Rockland County Pride Center Executive Director Brooke Malloy moderated the event, and says getting people together to talk was the first of many steps…

The next meeting is scheduled for the evening of April 30th in Clarkstown, though the location is still to be determined.

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