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ADL Helps Train HPD Cadets

Senior Associate Director Dena Marks presented a session to Houston Police Department Academy cadets January 21.  The session was to help cadets understand the Jewish community, and prepare the officers-to-be for working cases in the Jewish community. The session included information on some Jewish holidays and traditions, a definition of anti-Semitism, statistics and stories showing how violent anti-Semitism is on

Texas Refugee Ban

On January 10, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas would be the first state in the country to officially refuse entry to refugees.  ADL Civil Rights Committee Vice Chair Martin Siegel and Jean and Jerry Moore Southwest Civil Rights Counsel Rachel Bresner immediately got to work writing an excellent Op-Ed for the Houston Chronicle, asking the Governor to reconsider his

Women’s Initiative Leadership Busy!

ADL’s Women’s Initiative Leadership Committee is working hard to plan interesting, informative programs for 2020. On February 8, the Women’s Initiative is presenting The Green Book at the Ensemble Theatre, inspired by Victor Hugo Green’s historical The Negro Motorist Green Book. If you were lucky enough to get tickets to this sold-out performance, you can participate in a talk-back after

Jurisprudence Luncheon Just Ahead

You can still reserve seats and tables for the 2020 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon February 19 honoring Bill Kroger, but you’ll need to do so soon, because the room is filling fast!  Help us recognize Bill for his incredible contributions to the Houston community, including the founding of the HBA/Communities in Schools Legal Internship Program, and helping his firm,