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High School has ‘No Place for Hate’

Hatboro-Horsham High School is recognized for recent diversity projects.

Welcoming.

That’s the atmosphere of , according to Lisa Friedlander, project director for the No Place for Hate campaign at the Anti-Defamation League.

“No Place For Hate is about a feeling that the students and staff create,” Friedlander said. “No Place For Hate means that everyone will feel safe and accepted when they walk in those doors.”

And as a reminder of the school’s acceptance of students, staff and visitors who enter the doors at the Horsham Road school, Friedlander presented faculty advisor Maya Goldberg with a banner boasting the high school’s commitment to diversity during this week’s school board meeting. 

Goldberg said the high school, led by the No Place For Hate club, worked hard promoting diversity through three projects this school year.

The first, in which students and staff were asked to share insight about themselves to help recognize the value in differences among others, yielded responses that were “honest, touching and brave,” Goldberg said. 

Another activity, the kindness campaign, helped create connections, she said.

For the last project, Goldberg said the club worked with the Gay-Straight Alliance Network to “stand up against homophobia” as part of the National Day of Silence on April 20. 

“Diversity of our community is celebrated,” Goldberg said. 

Bill Godshall June 08, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Ms. Goldberg "Thank You" but diversity in all of our communities should be celebrated however, some elected officials and residents of Hatboro have a strange way of celebrating, yet their children and grand-children are being taught the acceptance and benefits of diversity. GLAAD to see my school tax money doing some good.

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