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Answer the $50,000 Challenge and Help Southwest Region Meet its Goal

The Southwest Region’s 1.6-million dollar fundraising goal has almost been met, and you and some generous former board chairs can help the region achieve and even surpass the goal. With only $50,000 to go, several former board chairs have pledged a $50,000 matching grant if others can raise the needed money. You can donate to ADL online at this link, or call

ADL National European Affairs Director and Southwest Region Leaders Visit Consulates

A contingent of International Affairs Committee members, lay leaders, and ADL staff members took National European Affairs Director Andrew Srulevitch to meet with the Consuls General of France, Greece, and Germany.     Discussion revolved around matters of importance to ADL, such as appreciation of France’s refusal to let Iran create or acquire a nuclear weapon, appreciation for Greece’s crackdown on the

Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate® Youth Summit Brings Hundreds of Students to South Texas College of Law

This year’s Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate Youth Summit convened over 400 middle school students and more than 70 educators at South Texas College of Law to help those students and educators learn to prevent, recognize and respond to bullying.  Students came from numerous districts, including Alvin, Clear Creek, Cy Fair, Damon, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Houston,

No Place for Hate® Heading for Record Year

As of December 19, the Southwest Region had received 432 applications from schools wanting to participate in No Place for Hate®, a new record!   Assistant Project Director Pam Autio says, “Depending upon whether they complete the requirements, we may have 400 or more No Place for Hate® schools in our region at the end of the year.   That would be

Linda Buchman Lauded for Leading National Webinar

  Southwest Regional Board member and Spring Branch ISD Administrator Linda Buchman received praise, applause, and two books at this month’s board meeting for leading a national webinar for ADL entitled: THE DECEMBER DILEMMA: NAVIGATING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  The webinar explored religious freedom issues and provided tools that could help educators create a school environment respecting different