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U Remembers Keynote Address

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MDT

Join our keynote for U Remembers 2021! Our keynote speaker will be Vlad Khaykin, a former refugee and grandson of Holocaust survivors who currently serves as the National Director of Programs on Antisemitism for ADL. Vlad will discuss the lessons of the Holocaust for us today, the rise of the international White Supremacist movement, and why solidarity is more important than ever.

About our Keynote

Vlad Khaykin

Vlad Khaykin
National Director of Programs on Antisemitism, Anti-Defamation League

Vlad Khaykin (he/him) serves as the National Director of Programs on Antisemitism at the Anti-Defamation League. Vlad joined ADL in 2014 as the Associate Director for the Central Pacific Region, leading the office’s international affairs work, representing ADL to leading social media and internet technology companies in Silicon Valley, and delivering all programs related to antisemitism and White nationalism.

Vlad earned dual Master’s degrees in Non-Profit Leadership and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, where he was awarded the Genesis Fellowship, and a B.A. in Economics and Business Management. A former refugee from state-sponsored antisemitism in the Soviet Union and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, Vlad holds ADL’s work to secure justice and fair treatment for all deeply personal.

U Remembers reflects on the historical effects of racial discrimination and invites us to make connections between the past and contemporary social issues. This year’s theme, “Breaking the Silence,” and events will aim to inspire our community to learn and become involved in combating the rise of antisemitism, moving from bystanders to active participants in the work eliminating hate in all its forms.


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