ADL National Civil Rights Director to Speak to Women’s Initiative

  • January 26, 2015

With terrorists targeting journalists and police, the traditional champions of our constitutional freedoms, and grand jury decisions on allegations of police brutality prompting protests, civil rights are on top of everyone’s mind these days.

That’s why the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Women’s Initiative brings National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter to Houston February 18 to discuss:  “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Defending Freedom for All in the Post-Civil Rights Era.”

Lauter has been with ADL for more than 15 years, having previously served as a Regional Director for the agency in Atlanta.  She has a law degree from the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York, and she oversees domestic policy, programs and staff in three key ADL departments: Legal Affairs, the Center on Extremism, and the Library and Research Center.

Lauter’s talk will be accompanied by a breakfast that begins at 8 a.m. February 18 at the Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway, Houston, TX  77056.   Individual tickets are $30 and Sponsorships for tables of 10 also are available for $350. Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased at:

Table sponsors to date include Kelli Cohen Fein, Audrey Fersten & Elyse Kalmans, Judith Finkel, Sherry Levy, Cheryl Lipshutz, Tammira Philippe, Regina Rogers, Sara Speer Selber,Tracy Stein, Nancy Stern and Sarna Sunshine.

Members of ADL’s Women’s Initiative Leadership Council include Kelli Cohen Fein, Audrey Fersten, Judith Finkel, Susi Knight, Sherry Levy, Vicki Merwin and Sallie Teninbaum.  ADL’s Women’s Initiative unites diverse women professionals in ADL’s efforts to promote respect and challenge bigotry through dialogue and action