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

No Place for Hate®

No Place for Hate® is a self-directed program for K-12 schools helping students, educators and families lead on improving and maintaining an inclusive school climate so all students can thrive. To be designated No Place for Hate, a school must form a No Place for Hate Coalition, sign the Resolution of Respect and complete at least three school-wide anti-bias or

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

ADL Women’s Initiative Women’s Summit 2020 A Slam Dunk

ADL’s Women’s Initiative Summit on International Women’s Day, March 8, featured six powerful female panelists, a skilled moderator, and an attentive audience of 200 participants, including students from several area high schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs. ADL’s Women’s Initiative Summit on International Women’s Day, March 8, featured six powerful female panelists, a skilled moderator, and an attentive audience

ADL Southwest Region Welcomes New Regional Director

ADL’s Southwest Regional Office has named Mark Toubin, as its new Regional Director.  Toubin will start as Regional Director November 11. He brings more than 15 years of non-profit leadership to the job from his consulting practice, from his work with the Israel Project, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he was the Southwest Regional Director. An


ADL Survey: More Than Half of Jewish Americans Have Experienced Antisemitism in the Past Five Years

59 percent feel Jews are less safe in the U.S. than a decade ag0 March 31, 2021 … Over half of Jewish Americans have either experienced or directly witnessed some form of antisemitic incident in the last five years, according to a new poll released by ADL (Anti-Defamation League). The 2021 poll found that 63 percent of respondents have either

ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

March 25, 2021, Houston, Texas- ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect, a diverse group of nearly 40 Caucasian, Black, Hispanic and Asian American community and spiritual leaders representing, among others, the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu faiths, was founded in 1995 to speak with a unified voice and provide leadership in the fight against prejudice, bias, and hate. It also shares


Joanna Mendelson Talks to ADL Board About the Rise in Extremism

Joanna Mendelson, ADL Associate Director of our Center on Extremism spoke to board members at the March 24 board meeting about the landscape of extremism and hate, and she began with saying in her 20 years at ADL, it never has been so busy. She said we’re in a climate now where extremists have become emboldened. They openly display their

Amy Iandiorio Bio 3-30-21

Amy Iandiorio joined ADL as an Investigative Researcher in November 2019. In her role at the Center on Extremism her areas of focus include white supremacist groups, Incels, and the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement. She is based in the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta and serves as a resource for the Southern Division.    


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.