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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

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

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.