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Southwest Region Education Accomplishments in 2020

  • December 18, 2020

Everything is different because of COVID-19, but ADL’s Education department has been working hard to continue providing resources to educators, students, and caregivers.  Here’s a sampling of what we did.

No Place for Hate®

We are marking the 20thanniversary of No Place for Hate® in this 2020-2021 school year. We created the hashtag #NPFHSW2020 for the anniversary and began posting No Place for Hate information on our web page and in social media on Tuesdays.

Despite disruptions caused by the pandemic, the Southwest Region designated 235 No Place for Hate campuses in the 2019-2020 school year, and enlisted 350 schools to participate in the 2020-2021 school year.

We introduced No Place for Hate to 50 principals in Galena Park ISD, and facilitated No Place for Hate coordinator trainings for Galena Park and Cy-Fair ISDs.

We partnered with the Houston Rockets in creating a poetry slam contest for No Place for Hate middle and high schools.

Along with Texas’ Austin and Texoma regions, we hosted a weeklong virtual No Place for Hate Youth Summit.  

Trainings and Presentations  

We assisted the Houston Texans with their “Toro Takes the Bull Out of Bullying” program. 

We facilitated an anti-bias training program for high school apprentices at Trio Electric, and introduced ADL’s anti-bias curriculum to pre-service educators at the University of St. Thomas.

We partnered with Main Street Theater on its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” including serving on a post-play talkback panel, and partnered with Jewish Family Service to provide a session on how to recognize and respond to antisemitic hate crimes.

We also partnered with ADL Austin and ADL Texoma  to offer a statewide webinar on “Talking to Our Children About Racism.”