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No Place for Hate® Luncheon Celebrates 15 Years of Initiative, Work of Three Educators

2016 is a special year for the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) No Place for Hate® Initiative. This year marks the 15th year of the No Place for Hate® Initiative, the region’s signature education initiative, which empowers schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry. The Luncheon will celebrate the anniversary with cake and compliments for

Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon Big Success

ADL’s 2016 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Luncheon was a touching, inspiring event that raised  $471,390 as of the luncheon date and communicated ADL’s message to 600 people.  The luncheon included a tribute to honoree Harry Reasoner of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. by Professor of Law Emeritus and Emeritus President of the University of California, former Chancellor of the University of

ADL Thanks Rodney Ellis for Op-Ed on Religious Freedom

The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Southwest Region thanked Texas Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) for his advocacy and leadership in writing an Opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle that warned Texans against using protection of their religious freedom as an excuse to discriminate against others. Among the points Senator Ellis made: “What we’re really talking about is allowing people to be fired

First Board Meeting of 2016 Introduces New Board Members, Board Chair George Gibson’s plan, and Houston’s Latest Demographic Information

The Southwest Region’s first board meeting of 2016 kicked off the year with plans, reports, and introductions.   Board Chair George Gibson, who heads the litigation section of law firm Nathan Sommers Jacobs,  laid out his vision for the year, introduced and officially inducted new board members, and welcomed Dr. Stephen Klineberg, who reinforced the need for ADL’s work with a

A Conversation with Susan Heller Pinto

Susan Heller Pinto is the  national Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) International Affairs Division and the Director of Middle Eastern Affairs for ADL.  She was in Houston recently to talk to several groups, and we interviewed her to find out what has changed at ADL since she started working there, how ADL responds to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions