Blog Archives

ADL Women’s Initiative Women’s Summit 2020 A Slam Dunk

ADL’s Women’s Initiative Summit on International Women’s Day, March 8, featured six powerful female panelists, a skilled moderator, and an attentive audience of 200 participants, including students from several area high schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs. ADL’s Women’s Initiative Summit on International Women’s Day, March 8, featured six powerful female panelists, a skilled moderator, and an attentive audience

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

Houston in Concert Against Hate: An Evening with the Houston Rockets

Houston in Concert Against Hate: An Evening with the Houston Rockets presents the world-renowned Houston Symphony and moving stories of ADL’s work to combat hate and promote respect. This year we honor Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, who established the Clutch City Foundation in 1995 to provide help, hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be forgotten and for whom charitable giving is a way of life. We also celebrate two deserving Civil Rights Heroes: Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, a committed leader whose work to champion women’s equality, LGBTQ rights, and justice for all has had a profound effect on Houston, and Cecil Fong, a retired businessman and current Executive Director of the Diversity Summit, a non-profit founded in 1999 to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Reverend Mike Cole, General Presbyter of the Presbytery of New Covenant, will receive the Julie and Ben Rogers Ecumenism Award for his work to build bridges between people of different faiths through dialogue and action locally and nationally.

The night will begin with a VIP meet & greet reception with the Houston Rockets players followed by a cocktail reception with the team and silent auction with items exclusive to the event. The highlight of the evening will be a spectacular performance by the Houston Symphony. At the conclusion, all guests are invited to the dessert finale in the Grand Lobby.

Houston in Concert Against Hate Honors Rockets Owner

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) plans a magical evening for 2016’s Houston In Concert Against Hate featuring the world-renowned Houston Symphony and honoring Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander with its Community Champion Award.  Other honorees include Presbytery of the New Covenant General Presbyter Mike Cole receiving ADL’s Julie and Ben Rogers Ecumenism Award, and Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen and Houston-area