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ADL Holds Community Meetings to Address Response to Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been holding community meetings at Houston-area synagogues to address emotions and fears prompted by a rise in anti-Semitism over the last few months.   Since November of 2016, ADL has logged more than 60 reports of hate incidents, about half of which may have been sparked by anti-Semitism.  That’s more than double what ADL would see

Anti-Defamation League, Houston Rockets and Houston Symphony Team Up to Fight Hate

On a fun, festive night at Jones Hall, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) scored a win in the fight against hate by partnering with the Houston Rockets and the Houston Symphony to present Houston in Concert Against Hate: An Evening with the Houston Rockets. More than 1800 people attended the Concert, which featured Houston Symphony musicians, guest conductor Damon Gupton,  vocalist

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