Kevin Wilk Discusses Antisemitic Attacks Against Him in Walnut Creek

During a recent event at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California, Kevin Wilk, a Walnut Creek City Council member, spoke out about antisemitic attacks made against him during City Council meetings.

According to Wilk, he did not specifically run on a platform about Judaism or Jewish values, be he does identify as Jewish.

During recent Walnut Creek City Council meetings, antisemitic people logged into the Zoom for the meetings and yelled antisemitic tropes at him and the other attendees.

This is an example of so-called Zoombombing, an unfortunate trend in which hate speech is proliferated via public Zoom meetings.

In this speech, Wilk discusses the impact that this has had on him personally, as well as his strong stance against antisemitism and hate speech.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.
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