Canceled: Freedom Series Presents Hate on the Internet – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Canceled: Freedom Series Presents Hate on the Internet

A multimedia presentation on hate groups is the final “Freedom Series” event.

April 7, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—The third and final presentation of “The Freedom Series” project will be a multimedia presentation, “Hate on the Internet,” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Temple Beth El on South Main St. in Geneva. Brian Marcus, the national director of Internet monitoring from the national office of the Anti-Defamation League, will give the presentation.

Marcus will examine the use of the Internet by extremist groups, how they target children to spread their message of hate, and how the Internet is used to raise money in support of their cause. He will also answer questions concerning the use of the Internet by terrorist groups. Hate groups using the Internet portray themselves as legitimate voices of authority. As increasing numbers of people come online, more are potentially exposed to the growing mass of bigotry easily available on the Internet.

This is the final of three lectures in “The Freedom Series,” sponsored by the Human Rights and Genocide Forum of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in collaboration with the Geneva Human Rights Commission, the Geneva Area Interfaith Council, and the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester. The entire series is funded through a Meyer A. Nathans Scholarship provided by the Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League works to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.

Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Dan Hennessy at (315) 789-8069.