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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

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

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 Mourns the Loss of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza

ADL Southwest is deeply saddened by the passing of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza, a longtime friend of ADL, and a tireless advocate for civil and human rights. Archbishop Fiorenza marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, and from that moment on, he never stopped marching toward love and challenging hate. He was an original member of

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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Nearly 150 Mayors, Including Six in ADL’s Southwest Region, Commit to Combating Hate and Extremism

Nearly 150 mayors, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and four additional mayors in ADL’s Southwest Region, have signed or renewed a 2017 pledge to combat hate, extremism and bigotry in their cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today as the White House convenes a summit to address the

Director of Baker Institute Speaks to ADL Board About Similarities in Work

Providing facts, facts that reveal the truth, counter conspiracy theories, and help people grasp and deal with reality, is a shared mission of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and ADL, according to new Baker Institute Director David M. Satterfield. Ambassador Satterfield spoke to ADL’s board at its September 2022 board meeting, and without a single note, outlined 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.