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Peter Svarzbein Joins ADL as its El Paso Community Engagement Manager

Former El Paso City Council Member and Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Svarzbein is the new El Paso Community Engagement Manager for ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which includes El Paso, Houston, Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. As the El Paso Community Engagement Manager, Svarzbein will facilitate ADL’s interactions with El Paso and other regional residents, law enforcement officials, media,

Houston Coalition Against Hate and ADL Call for Action Against Hate

Houston, TX, October 27, 2022…..On the anniversary of the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Houston Coalition Against Hate and ADL Southwest stand together with the Jewish community, and in the strongest terms condemn antisemitism, racism, and bigotry. Our friends and families in the global Jewish community are fearful and hurting. Elie Wiesel said, “The opposite of

ADL Mourns the Loss of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza

ADL Southwest is deeply saddened by the passing of Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza, a longtime friend of ADL, and a tireless advocate for civil and human rights. Archbishop Fiorenza marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, and from that moment on, he never stopped marching toward love and challenging hate. He was an original member of

ADL Audit Finds Drastic Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in Its Southwest Region and All-Time High in the United States

Houston, TX, April 26, 2022 … Antisemitic incidents recorded in ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region, which covers southern Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and El Paso, spiked in 2021, more than doubling from 14 incidents in 2020 to 39 incidents in 2021.  ADL’s Center on Extremism categorizes incidents into harassment, vandalism and assault, and harassment in the Southwest Region grew most dramatically.  The