Rabbi Ari Ballaban
Polarization and ideological gridlock are at an all-time high. Radical ideology and conspiracy theories from the fringes are creeping closer toward the center of our society, bringing with it antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, and other bigotries.
Look no further than the January attack on the US Capitol. The growing intensity of these threats and unchecked extremism can tear down our democracy, destroy our communities, and push us further apart.
Leaders in Light is a first-of-its kind, year-long leadership development program that will create a network of informed and influential change agents. Leaders from all sectors, backgrounds and beliefs will connect in learning and action to build a stronger Cincinnati—one that is home to a thriving, healthy civil society where hate and extremism can’t take root.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.