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ADL’s Committees Work Hard in 2020

The Southwest Region’s committees have been hard at work this year. Here are some of this year’s accomplishments: Strategic Development The Southwest Region exceeded its development goal for 2020, under very trying circumstances. Civil Rights The Civil Rights Committee helped pass COVID-related anti-hate resolutions in San Antonio,  and Fort Bend County, and well as helped secure a letter against COVID-related

Sherry Bender Levy Receives ADL’s Milton S. Popkin Award

ADL’s Southwest Region presented former board chair and longtime board member Sherry Bender Levy with its Milton S. Popkin Award at the Southwest Region’s December 2020 board meeting. The Popkin Award was established by the family of Milton S. Popkin to honor his memory.   Popkin served as chair of ADL’s board from 1969-70 and also was an ADL National Commissioner.

Building Bridges, Becoming Allies Offers Meaningful Stories on What It Means to Be an Ally

ADL Southwest’s Zoom presentation, Building Bridges, Becoming Allies, featured a diverse panel of four Houston-area residents who told stories of when they or their communities were targeted by hate, and how allies helped them cope.  Attendees heard from Dr. Mark Goldberg, Director of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston, Sarah Haider, Assistant Director Chapter

We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident: That All Men and Women Are Created Equal

That’s the title of the Zoom session ADL’s Southwest Region held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.  Our panelists discussed how women fought for the right to vote, the effects of women being allowed to vote, and the challenges that continue to face women voters today.   If you missed the Zoom event, you can