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Southwest Region Does LEAS for Austin Police Department

Fifty officers from the Austin Police Department, along with several lay leaders from Austin participated in a Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS) class September 15 at Holocaust Museum Houston.  The Anti-Defamation League partners with the Holocaust Museum and the Houston Police Department to teach the class to law enforcement officers.  The class looks at how local law enforcement officers’ roles

ADL Testifies Against Controversial Textbook

The Anti-Defamation League submitted testimony to the Texas State Board of Education asking the board to “critically review” the proposed textbook: Mexican American Heritage.  The book has been said to contain numerous errors and promote stereotypes of Mexican Americans.   ADL’s testimony in full is below: September 13, 2016 Good morning, my name is Lisa Humphrey. I serve as the Assistant

Mayor Sylvester Turner Talks to ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect

Members and friends of ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect met with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to talk about their concerns about the city and what’s going on in the world. More than 80 clergy attended the breakfast meeting at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The Mayor spoke about what’s happening in the city and answered questions from clergy about issues that mattered to

Houston in Concert Against Hate Honors Rockets Owner

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) plans a magical evening for 2016’s Houston In Concert Against Hate featuring the world-renowned Houston Symphony and honoring Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander with its Community Champion Award.  Other honorees include Presbytery of the New Covenant General Presbyter Mike Cole receiving ADL’s Julie and Ben Rogers Ecumenism Award, and Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen and Houston-area

Cardinal DiNardo Meets with ADL Leaders

Leaders of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Southwest Region met recently with His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo to talk about issues important to ADL and discuss how the agency can work with the Cardinal and the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston. Topics discussed at the hour-long meeting included Catholic-Jewish relations, immigration reform and refugee resettlement, opposing Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) and supporting