Local leaders hand out flyers following uptick of anti-Semitism in Brooklyn
After a recent uptick in anti-Semitic acts in Brooklyn, local leaders and volunteers are reminding New Yorkers of their rights.
Members of the city's Commission on Human Rights and the mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs joined forces with philanthropic group Repair the World to hand out thousands of flyers.
Those flyers, which stressed that Brooklyn residents have the right to be treated fairly, were passed out at four key points from Flatbush Avenue and down Eastern Parkway.
The flyers come after multiple attacks targeting Jewish men and Jewish institutions that organizers say they won't stand for anymore.
"New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world and we value that and we're not going to let this kind of hate become the norm in this city," says Beth Miller, of the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
The flyers also advertised a "bystander intervention training" event aimed at providing concrete steps New Yorkers can follow if they witness any bias incident.