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

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

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ADL Welcomes Sentencing of Atomwaffen Leader

ADL’s Southwest Region welcomes the sentencing of former Atomwaffen leader John Cameron Denton to 41-years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to target a U.S. Cabinet member, and African American church, a journalist and more than 100 others with fake bomb threats and 9-1-1 calls. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of Virginia imposed the sentence and ruled Denton’s

Texas Antisemitic Incidents Up Five Percent in 2020

U.S. antisemitic incidents remained at a historic high.   ADL’s Annual ADL Audit tracks 2,000+ incidents across the U.S. 2020 was the third-highest yearly total on record. Texas incidents were up 5 percent   Texas, April 27, 2021 … Antisemitic incidents remained at a historically high level across the United States in 2020, with a total of 2,024 incidents of assault,

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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.

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

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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.