For the second year in a row, AEO supports the Shine A Light campaign to dispel the darkness and illuminate hope
Throughout December, AEO will once again unite with more than 100 organizations to Shine A Light on antisemitism in all its modern forms. As antisemitism continues to be expressed publicly and more frequently, it’s critically important to stand up to the harmful prejudices and stereotypes against the Jewish community and to support causes that help to dismantle racism, discrimination and inequity in all forms.
Shine A Light is a comprehensive initiative to spotlight the dangers of antisemitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement and community advocacy. Drawing inspiration from Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, Shine A Light encourages Jewish and non-Jewish communities alike to speak up and send a message that antisemitism, in all forms, won’t be tolerated in our communities.
AE’s Times Square billboards are shining a light on the campaign – sharing the importance of inclusivity and loving your neighbor. As a company that celebrates individuality, belonging and diversity, AEO is committed to doing our part to create positive change while helping build a better world for our associates and our communities.
“This Chanukah, AEO is proud to shine our bright lights in Times Square to encourage all people to join together in the fight for freedom against fear, antisemitism, racism and discrimination, said Jay Schottenstein, AEO’s Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “AEO is centered on inclusivity and we are committed to building a better world for all communities.”
You can learn more about how to join Shine A Light’s efforts to take steps against hate and illuminate hope here.