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The Paley Center for Media Announces the First PaleyImpact Event of the Fall Season: Fighting Antisemitism Through Tech

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

(New York, NY) The Paley Center for Media announces the first installment of this fall’s PaleyImpact series highlighting Media’s Role in Combating Antisemitism with the thought-provoking event Fighting Antisemitism Through Tech taking place Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at The Paley Museum, 25 West 52 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Distinguished experts representing the fields of tech, media, education, and the historical preservation of the Holocaust will gather at The Paley Museum to discuss the innovative ways AI, Gaming, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality (“VR”) are becoming potent tools in the fight against antisemitism. The discussion will include Inge Auerbacher, Author and Holocaust Survivor; Luc Bernard, Director of Voices of the Forgotten; Bernard Cherkasov, CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center; Jordana Cutler, Public Policy Director, Israel & the Jewish Diaspora, Meta; Stephen Smith, CEO and Cofounder of StoryFile, Executive Director Emeritus of USC Shoah Foundation, Filmmaker, and Author. Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Tech & Economics Correspondent for ABC News will moderate this groundbreaking conversation.

Preserving the stories of the Holocaust is of paramount importance to ensure the tragic events of this dark period in our collective history are neither forgotten nor repeated; and that the lessons learned continue to resonate with future generations. This event, as part of this PaleyImpact series designed to combat antisemitism in the world today, will explore how VR, gaming, and advances in interactive and intelligent technology can serve as powerful tools to engage and educate new generations of young people unfamiliar with the historical legacy of the Holocaust. From the inherent appeal of gaming, to VR’s unprecedented access to global audiences, the discussion will explore how tech can be leveraged in the fight against the plague of antisemitism on the rise in our culture today. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to engage firsthand with the some of the technology discussed in the panel, before and after the event.

“This event, which is part of The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyImpact series exploring Media’s Role in Combating Antisemitism, clearly illustrates how media and tech have become effective channels for sharing the stories of Survivors and educating new audiences about the alarming crisis and very real dangers of antisemitism,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO. “There is great power in storytelling and in engaging new audiences in conversations designed to open hearts and elevate minds. I extend my sincere thanks to Ronald S. Lauder for his generous support in making this program possible.”

The Paley Center for Media's antisemitism series is one of the many PaleyImpact programs held each year, which explore how media continues to shape public discourse on important social and cultural issues. The Media’s Role in Combating Antisemitism series convenes thought leaders, journalists, and the general public on impactful discussions that inform, educate, and shine a spotlight on the crisis of antisemitism in society. Recent programs in Paley’s antisemitism series include Media's Role in Combating Antisemitism in the Workplace, The Role of Entertainment and Social Media in Combating Antisemitism, and The Role of Education and Media in Combating Antisemitism, among others.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Ronald S. Lauder.

Ticket Information
Members: $15
General Public $25

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The Paley Center’s Membership offers free admission to The Paley Museum in New York City; advance and discounted tickets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including PALEYFEST and PALEYLIVE conversations with celebrities; VIP invitations; access to the Paley Archive with an international collection of more than 160,000 television and radio programs across genres; access to the PaleyGX Gaming Studio and VR Experience; and more. For more information about Paley Membership, visit  

Media Contact:
Mercedes Anderson
Head of Communications, The Paley Center for Media

About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly made its home in NYC for over 45 years and operates the iconic Paley Museum. Through its respected programming, the Paley Center leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the media community. The general public can participate in Paley programs in both New York and Los Angeles that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the talent, and the leaders who are shaping media. The public can also access the Paley Center's permanent media collection, The Paley Archive, often referred to as a national treasure, containing over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information about The Paley Center for Media, and to learn about the Paley Center’s acclaimed programming, please visit


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