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Building Bridges, Becoming Allies Offers Meaningful Stories on What It Means to Be an Ally

ADL Southwest’s Zoom presentation, Building Bridges, Becoming Allies, featured a diverse panel of four Houston-area residents who told stories of when they or their communities were targeted by hate, and how allies helped them cope.  Attendees heard from Dr. Mark Goldberg, Director of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston, Sarah Haider, Assistant Director Chapter

We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident: That All Men and Women Are Created Equal

That’s the title of the Zoom session ADL’s Southwest Region held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.  Our panelists discussed how women fought for the right to vote, the effects of women being allowed to vote, and the challenges that continue to face women voters today.   If you missed the Zoom event, you can

An Open Letter from Mark Toubin

Dear ADL Southwest Community, A perhaps unfortunate habit I’ve developed in the technological age is checking the news on my phone as soon as I wake up. The morning after Memorial Day I viewed the video which literally set our nation on fire. Still in bed, I watched the first few horrifying minutes wondering if I was in fact, awake.

ADL Regional Director Interviewed As Everday Hero by San Antonio City Council Member

ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark Toubin was interviewed by San Antonio City Council Member Manny Palaez as part of an interview series the council member does entitled “Everyday Heroes.”  Of the interview, Toubin said: “Many thanks to San Antonio City Councilman Manny Pelaez for having me on his Everyday Heroes Facebook program. Appreciation as well for his support of the

Director’s Message

What does it mean to feel safe?  Is it the absence of fear? Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously orated in his first inaugural address “that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” But, as his next words illustrate, the 32nd President wasn’t referring to safeness, rather to the “—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert