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

ADL’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents

In 2020, antisemitic incidents remained at a historically high level across the U.S. with a total of 2,024 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism reported to ADL. Last year saw the third-highest number of reported incidents against American Jews since ADL started tracking the data in 1979.

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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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

ADL Southwest Applauds Signing of Anti-Swatting Bill

As a leader in fighting all forms of hate on the ground and online, ADL Texas worked with legislative partners in Texas to introduce swatting legislation aimed at addressing online hate and harassment while providing targets of online abuse the necessary recourse to hold perpetrators accountable. On Friday, June 18, Governor Greg Abbott signed SB1056 into law. Swatting is the

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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

Israel’s Consul General Speaks to ADL Southwest Board

Israel’s new Consul General to the Southwest, the honorable Livia Link-Raviv, introduced herself to ADL Board Members at the September 2021 meeting, and provided a short briefing on the latest from Israel. Consul Link-Raviv told ADL’s board her family immigrated from Romania to Israel when she was very young, and her government service was her way of giving back to

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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.