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
ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region has created an immediate response to growing antisemitism and extremism with its C.E.A.S.E. campaign, launching in June 2021. C.E.A.S.E. stands for Combating Extremism and Antisemitism Everywhere, something that is needed desperately to counteract the growing number of antisemitic incidents. Recent ADL surveys found that antisemitic incidents in the U.S. more than doubled in May
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
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.
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
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.