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Three Educators Receive 2024 Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award

ADL Southwest will officially honor three Houston-area educators with the 2024 Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award at its May 22 board meeting. Recipients include Tanglewood Middle School Theater Director Nikki Andrews, Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School Counselor Donna Bolden, and Rhodes School for the Performing Arts Counselor LaTonya White.  They were selected based on their years of service

2023 Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate® Youth Summit Brings Students Together to Learn About and Celebrate Neurodiversity

On November 2, more than 260 students from 11 Houston-area No Place for Hate® schools met at the flagship location of the Houston Public Library in downtown Houston to celebrate neurodiversity at ADL’s (Anti-Defamation League’s) 2023 Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate® Youth Summit.  This year’s Summit, entitled “Welcoming Differences,” focused on middle school students and educators, and was

Some Resources for Parents and Caregivers About the Conflict in the Middle East

Talk about What’s Happening·      We Stand with Israel·      Hamas Attack Draws Cheers from Extremists, Spurs Antisemitism and Conspiracies Online·      Questions, Complexities and Context: Insights into Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict General Resources for Talking with Young People about Injustice·      Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate(English and Spanish)·      Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice·      Tips for Engaging and Disengaging on

Shawn Raymond Receives 2024 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award

More than 860 people saw Shawn Raymond of leading trial law firm Susman Godfrey LLP receive the ADL’s (Anti-Defamation League’s) Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award at the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Luncheon April 18. As of the 18th, the luncheon had raised $878,000 for ADL’s Southwest Region. ADL Southwest presents this award annually to an outstanding member of the