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No Place for Hate® Registration Underway

Registration has begun for participation in the Southwest Region’s No Place for Hate® Initiative for the 2015-2016 school year.   This marks the 15th year of the Initiative in the region, which provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. No Place for Hate® also helps to create

Kase Luncheon a Fitting Tribute to Local Hero and Dedicated Educators

More than 300 people attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) 2015 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards luncheon, which honored three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create a school atmosphere that promotes respect for and understanding of diversity.  The event also remembered its namesake, beloved speaker and Houston Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who passed away earlier this year. ADL

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

Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine: “We have a lot yet to do”

  A full sanctuary  at Congregation Emanu El Houston listened intently as Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine, told the story of how he and eight others desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, what he learned from the experience, and how we still have a long way to go to ensure that everyone has equal