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    Siena College
    515 Loudon Rd
    Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
  • Telephone: (518) 782-6654
    Fax:               (518) 786-5013
    Email:           Lynn Rogers

Stop Conference



The Annual STOP Conference takes place each year in January on the Friday before the start of the
spring semester at Siena College.


Siena College, Sarazen Student Union
Friday January 17th
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Each year 200 students from 20 Capital Region Middle Schools and High Schools participate in an
anti-bias conference at Siena College. This conference is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr.
and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series and is organized and run by the  Anti-Defamation League’s

STOP is made possible by the sponsorship from Ray Newkirk and Cristy D'Ambrosio

Students meet in small groups and are involved in activities, workshops, discussions and action
planning around issues of prejudice, tolerance, and respect. Students attend this conference to
actively work in groups with adult leaders to discuss ways they can become more involved and to
help extinguish intolerance, bullying, and discrimination. Students are led by trained ADL facilitators,

but there is ample input from the students themselves as they make plans to bring what they learned
back to their schools.

Advisors - counselors or teachers - from the schools also take part in their own workshop where they are
guided through the themes of the day with a focus on becoming equipped with the tools to bring the lessons learned back to their schools.

It is our hope that each year that as a result of the conference, Siena sends these students back to their
schools as knowledgeable allies for people in need. Some of them will no doubt become student leaders
and help bring about the change we all want to see.

The following schools sent groups of students to the STOP workshops in 2010:

Ballston Spa Middle School                           Chatham Middle School
Colonie Central High School                          Columbia High School
Coxsackie-Athens High School                       Goff Middle School
Hoosick Falls Central School                          Lansingburgh High School
Mohonasen High School                                 New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School
Northville Central School                               Saratoga Springs High School
Schalmont High School                                  Shenendehowa High School
Van Antwerp Middle School


For information on participating in next year’s workshop, please e-mail Lynn Rogers at