ADL AUDIT: Anti-Semitic Assaults Rise Dramatically Across the Country in 2015

The number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place in the United States rose dramatically last year, contributing to a three percent rise in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued June 22, recorded a
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ADL Welcomes Investigation of Flag Desecration

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemns the desecration of a gay pride flag in Tomball and welcomes law enforcement’s investigation of the incident as a possible hate crime. According to news reports, the flag belonged to a Tomball man who displayed it on his front lawn as a show of support for all affected by the
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ADL Launches We Were Strangers Too in Houston

ADL is working with Houston-area groups to promote its We Were Strangers Too initiative. The initiative, in partnership with the Creative Action Network, encourages artists of all abilities and backgrounds to submit artwork depicting refugee experiences throughout time and geography. Artwork submitted by October 5 will be considered for display at Houston In Concert Against
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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
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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.

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2016 No Place for Hate® Luncheon

2016 No Place for Hate® Luncheon Honoring the Recipients of the Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056 11:15 am – Meet & Greet with Dr. Jennifer Arnold for Table Hosts 11:30 am – Registration/Check-In, 12:00 pm – Lunch Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold,
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