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Rally for Kindness Draws Hundreds to Texas State Capitol

Community News, The Jewish Outlook

Nov 23, 2021

Pflugerville City Council member Rudy Metayer addresses the hundreds who came to the Capitol Nov. 14 for the Rally for Kindness, which was created as a response to the spike in antisemitism and hate speech in Central Texas. Credit: White Light Exposure

The Central Texas community gathered at the Texas State Capitol South Steps Sunday, Nov. 14 in solidarity against hate, and with compassion and inclusiveness, at the Rally for Kindness. After a recent spike in incidents of antisemitism, hate speech and racism, the rally was an opportunity for the community to heal, get inspired and take positive action. 

This event was hosted by ATXKind, a grassroots group of Jewish women formed in the wake of recent antisemitic incidents, and it was supported by Shalom Austin and ADL Austin. The event featured a wide range of speakers from different communities and faith groups. Students displayed banners with positive messages, and attendees learned more about volunteer opportunities with participating Central Texas nonprofits. ■

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