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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

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

ADL Sends Letter Thanking Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia for Anti-Discrimination Policy

The ADL’s Southwest Region sent a letter to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia thanking him for his participation in Houston in Concert Against Hate, and for implementing a policy in the Sheriff’s Office prohibiting discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the inmate population and the office’s workplace.  The policy also outlines how

ADL Leader Mark Finkelstein Receives Centennial Milton Popkin Award

Attorney, Former ADL Board Chair and longtime ADL Board Member Mark Finkelstein received the Southwest Region’s Centennial  Milton S. Popkin Award at the region’s October board meeting, amidst high praise from friends, colleagues, and family. The Popkin Award recognizes individuals and institutions who have made a unique contribution toward furthering the mission of ADL, and toward translating our country’s ideals