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The Other Side of the Picket Line

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper will talk about what it’s like on “The Other Side of the Picket Line” when they are in Houston March 24 and 25. The Phelps-Ropers are granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who created the church famous for their anti-gay, anti-government and anti-Semitic picketing outside LGBT-related events, military funerals, and Jewish institutions.   They grew

Consular Representatives Speak to ADL Board

Consular Representatives Speak to ADL Board Representatives from the consulates of France and Denmark, countries that have experienced recent violent anti-Semitic crimes, spoke at ADL’s February board meeting, reassuring board members that their countries abhor anti-Semitism and will use the full measure of their abilities and laws to fight it. Board members first saw stirring video statements from both countries’

ADL National Civil Rights Director Discusses “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

The title of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter’s speeches to ADL’s Women’s Initiative and Board captures in five words what ADL is up against every single day: the fierce urgency of now. Hatred, bigotry and bias wax and wane, but almost every day, ADL works to proactively stop hate before it starts, or ADL has to

ADL National Civil Rights Director to Speak to Women’s Initiative

With terrorists targeting journalists and police, the traditional champions of our constitutional freedoms, and grand jury decisions on allegations of police brutality prompting protests, civil rights are on top of everyone’s mind these days. That’s why the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Women’s Initiative brings National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter to Houston February 18 to discuss:  “The Fierce Urgency of Now:

2015 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award Applications Available

The Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award pays tribute to three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create an atmosphere in their schools that rejects prejudice and regards diversity as a strength.  The Award is named after Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who has dedicated much of his life to speaking to youth, educators, and community leaders about the dangers