Honoree Alistair Dawson and ADL Board Chair Mark Trachtenberg

Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon Inspires, Commemorates

This year’s Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon brought ADL supporters together in person for the first time in nearly two years, honored Alistair Dawson of Beck Redden LLP, paid tribute to the memory of Steve Susman, and inspired attendees to support ADL and fight bias and hatred. Over 600 people, mainly legal professionals, attended the event at the Hilton Americas

No Place for Hate®

No Place for Hate® is a self-directed program for K-12 schools helping students, educators and families build a learning community of inclusivity, respect and equity. To be designated No Place for Hate, a school must form a No Place for Hate Coalition, sign the Pledge and complete at least three school-wide activities. Upon completion of the required program components, schools

Southwest Region Celebrates 20 Years of No Place for Hate® and Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award Recipients

ADL’s Southwest Region celebrated 20 years of No Place for Hate® and the recipients of the Walter Kase Educator Excellence Awards during a special program May 12.  No Place for Hate began in Southwest Region with nine schools in 2001. In the 20 years since 2001, it has grown to hundreds of participating campuses each year, and has touched tens of

Final images for the Anti-Defamation League's Concert Against Hate, Nov. 14, 2013. Photos are of the 15 honorees. Each image was projected on a 24-foot-wide screen above the Houston Symphony as actress Alfre Woodard narrated.

ADL Night of Harmony Celebrates 25 Years of Its Coalition for Mutual Respect

With a stirring, meaningful virtual celebration, ADL commemorated 25 years of its Coalition for Mutual Respect with “Night of Harmony.”  The Coalition, founded in 1995 by then board chair Regina Rogers, brings together religious and community leaders to speak with a unified voice on matters of importance to them, and ADL.  Many of their messages reject bias and bigotry, and

Texas Court Denies State’s Attempt to Stop Harris County From Sending Mail Ballot Applications to All Voters

Ruling is a victory for voters September 11, 2020- In denying a temporary injunction in State of Texas v. Chris Hollins, a district judge has ruled that the State of Texas may not prevent the Harris County Clerk from sending election materials and resources, including ballot-by-mail applications, to the county’s registered voters. The court specifically rejected Texas’s arguments that the planned mailing

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Southwest Regional Director Speaks to El Paso Media Outlet About Alleged Antisemitic Hate Crime

In this story in El Paso Matters, ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin speaks about the effects of hate crimes and incidents.   Alleged antisemitic hate crime creates “chilling effect” for El Paso Jewish community René Kladzyk September 24, 2021   Revelations of an alleged antisemitic motive to a gruesome crime in El Paso have carried painful impacts for El Paso’s Jewish community, local Jewish

ADL Applauds Arrest of Suspect in Murder of El Paso Attorney

Houston, TX, Sept. 13, 2021—ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) applauds the El Paso Police Department for the arrest of a suspect in the murder of El Paso attorney Georgette Kaufmann and the shooting of her husband, Daniel, and for taking the alleged bias motivation in the case seriously. “We are grateful to the El Paso Police Department for their dogged determination

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Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon Inspires, Commemorates

This year’s Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon brought ADL supporters together in person for the first time in nearly two years, honored Alistair Dawson of Beck Redden LLP, paid tribute to the memory of Steve Susman, and inspired attendees to support ADL and fight bias and hatred. Over 600 people, mainly legal professionals, attended the event at the Hilton Americas

Disinformation Webinar: Jewish Doctors Under Vicious Attack After Promoting COVID Vaccines

In the Southwest Region’s Part Two of its series on the dangers of disinformation, two Jewish doctors spoke about how antisemitic anti-vaxxers have targeted them with vicious emails, posts and messages threatening violence and even death. Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of

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ADL Women’s Summit 2021: #Choosetochallenge

Join ADL Southwest’s Womens Initiative and the Houston Rockets for the 2021 ADL Women’s Summit celebrating International Women’s Day.   The event takes place virtually at noon, March 8, and it focuses on the need to take immediate action to create a world where gender parity, inclusion and equality are norms, not exceptions. Panelists include President and CEO of the Houston

Building Bridges, Becoming Allies

Join us for this Zoom session that will look at personal accounts of when hate hits home.  When members of our community are targets of hate, vandalism, violence, xenophobia, discrimination and antisemitism, having allies not only helps those targeted, but helps promote a more just and inclusive community.  Our panel will discuss recent incidents and how others became allies to offer support, build bridges, and help.

The session takes place from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Central Time, September 22, 2020.  It will be moderated by ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin.