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From Hate to Hope Features Holocaust Survivor and Grandmother of Dancing Star

The first lecture in ADL’s From Hate to Hope series featured Vera Levitskaya, the grandmother of Dancing with the Stars’ Dmitry Chaplin, who told her story of surviving a mass execution in Ukraine during the Holocaust. Vera was only 11 years old when she was marched by Nazis to a massive pit outside her shtetl of Hashevatoe.  The Nazis had

2019 No Place for Hate® Luncheon Honors Educators and Walter Kase

On December 5, more than 200 people attended the ADL Southwest Region’s 2019 No Place for Hate® luncheon honoring three area school counselors with the Walter Kase Educator Excellence Award. Pine Shadows Elementary School Counselor Judy Birdsong, Deer Park Junior High School Counselor Kimeya Courts-Chapman, and James Bowie Middle School Counselor Debbie Zubia received the Award for their work to

Southwest Region Busy in Aftermath of El Paso Shooting

As is the case with every hate crime, the ramifications of the crime don’t end with the criminal act, or even the conviction of the perpetrator.  Hate crimes have a ripple effect, touching much more than their individual victims, or the group targeted.  They affect entire communities, and the lives of the victims are forever changed. The August 3 shooting