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Nearly 150 Mayors, Including Six in ADL’s Southwest Region, Commit to Combating Hate and Extremism

Nearly 150 mayors, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and four additional mayors in ADL’s Southwest Region, have signed or renewed a 2017 pledge to combat hate, extremism and bigotry in their cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today as the White House convenes a summit to address the

Southwest Region Invited to Meeting with Mexican Ambassador

ADL Southwest Region International Affairs Committee Vice Chair Joel Gluskin and Senior Associate Director Dena Marks attended a meeting August 26. 2022 with Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Esteban Moctezuma Barragan at Houston’s Mexican Consulate. Gluskin and Marks joined more than 30 representatives of area law enforcement, medical and social service agencies at the meeting, which was called by Houston

ADL Audit Finds Drastic Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in Its Southwest Region and All-Time High in the United States

Houston, TX, April 26, 2022 … Antisemitic incidents recorded in ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which covers southern Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and El Paso, spiked in 2021, more than doubling from 14 incidents in 2020 to 39 incidents in 2021.  ADL’s Center on Extremism categorizes incidents into harassment, vandalism and assault, and harassment in the Southwest Region grew most dramatically.  The