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Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. is being honored Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center at its annual fundraising dinner. The District Attorney will be recognized for supporting the professional development of educators through program grants as well as staff participation. In addition, the recognition honors DA Scarpino for “protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice.”

For the last three years, the DA’s Office has granted funds to the Westchester-based Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center for its important conference for educators to give them the tools they need to teach about race and racism and its consequences.

DA Scarpino will deliver the keynote address discussing hate incidents and crimes, the Westchester School Safety Commission and implementation of extreme risk protection orders under the state’s new Red Flag law.

The mission of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect. We encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice.