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ADL and the Houston Rockets Announce Winners of “Create with No Place for Hate® Challenge

Two Schools from Lamar Consolidated (Independent School District) ISD and two schools from the Fort Bend ISD are the winners of the “Create with No Place for Hate® Express Yourself Challenge. As an extension of the No Place for Hate® program, the Houston Rockets and ADL teamed up to develop the challenge, a competition for No Place for Hate participating schools.

Shauna Johnson Clark of Norton Rose Fulbright Receives ADL’s 2022 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award

More than 500 people were on hand at the Hilton Americas Houston on May 10 as Shauna Johnson Clark of Norton Rose Fulbright received ADL’s 2022 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits an exceptional commitment to equality, justice, fairness and community service, and is named after

Marilyn Stephens, Joe Blanton, Charvela Fearon

Educators Receive Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award for Empowering Students to Fight Bias

ADL’s Southwest Region honored three Houston-area educators with the Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award at the region’s May 4 board meeting. The recipients were selected for the award based on their years of service as a No Place for Hate® coordinator and the leadership they exemplify on their campuses. They included Counselor Marilyn Stephens, M. Ed. from Bess Campbell Elementary

ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2021

Antisemitic incidents reported to ADL reached an all-time high of 2,717 in the United States last year – an average of more than seven incidents per day and a 34 percent increase year over year, including assaults, harassment and vandalism. This is the highest number on record since ADL began tracking antisemitic incidents in 1979.

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

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ADL Audit Finds Drastic Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in Its Southwest Region and All-Time High in the United States

Houston, TX, April 26, 2022 … Antisemitic incidents recorded in ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which covers southern Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and El Paso, spiked in 2021, more than doubling from 14 incidents in 2020 to 39 incidents in 2021.  ADL’s Center on Extremism categorizes incidents into harassment, vandalism and assault, and harassment in the Southwest Region grew most dramatically.  The

ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect Funds Scholarships for Thirty-Five Area College Students

Houston, Texas, February 16, 2022 – The Coalition for Mutual Respect of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is pleased to announce the establishment of its 25th Anniversary Scholarship Program. The Coalition has awarded $175,000 in scholarships to 35 deserving students at Texas Southern University, University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University and the University of St. Thomas. Scholarship recipients have

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ADL and the Houston Rockets Announce Winners of “Create with No Place for Hate® Challenge

Two Schools from Lamar Consolidated (Independent School District) ISD and two schools from the Fort Bend ISD are the winners of the “Create with No Place for Hate® Express Yourself Challenge. As an extension of the No Place for Hate® program, the Houston Rockets and ADL teamed up to develop the challenge, a competition for No Place for Hate participating schools.

ADL Audit Finds Drastic Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in Its Southwest Region and All-Time High in the United States

Houston, TX, April 26, 2022 … Antisemitic incidents recorded in ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which covers southern Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and El Paso, spiked in 2021, more than doubling from 14 incidents in 2020 to 39 incidents in 2021.  ADL’s Center on Extremism categorizes incidents into harassment, vandalism and assault, and harassment in the Southwest Region grew most dramatically.  The

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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.