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Packed House Joins ADL in Honoring Bill Kroger with the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award

More than 700 people gathered at the Hilton Americas Houston hotel to honor 2020 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award recipient Bill Kroger of Baker Botts LLP, for his dedication to the legal profession, to his firm’s history and the history of Houston and to the Houston community. As former Secretary of State, the Honorable James A. Baker, III said in

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