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Susan Shaw Receives Milton A. Senn Award for Professional Excellence

ADL Associate Director and Director of Education Susan Shaw received the ADL’s highest award for employees, the Milton A. Senn Award, at Southwest Region’s November board meeting. The Milton A. Senn Award is given to two ADL employees, one at ADL’s National Headquarters and one regional employee,  for professional excellence.   Criteria include the creativity, conscientiousness and dedication, effectiveness in carrying

Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate® Youth Summit Helps Students and Educators Respond to Bullying

350 students and 75 educators attended the 2014 Beau and Abe Merfish No Place for Hate® Youth Summit at South Texas College of Law October 24. The Youth Summit began with a performance of True Confessions of a Bully by the Dionysus Theatre Troupe, which features actors with disabilities alongside actors who are able-bodied. Students then went to breakout sessions

Carnegie Vanguard High School Student Speaks To ADL Board

Carnegie Vanguard student Maya Fontenot spoke to ADL board members in December to express her appreciation for ADL’s support in efforts to change offensive school mascot names and convey how hurtful those mascot names could be. The high school senior also was one of the speakers at a Houston Independent School District (HISD) board meeting where the name changes were

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