ADL Women’s Initiative Breakfast Examines Criminal Justice System

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and a criminal justice system in which African Americans and Latinos are much more likely than whites to be stopped, arrested, charged with crimes, and serve long prison sentences.   What impact does this have on Houston and our country, why should we care and
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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 Women’s Initiative Breakfast Reveals Heartbreaking Flaws in Criminal Justice System

In 1980, there were 500,000 inmates in our criminal justice system.  Today, there are 2.2-million inmates.  That is just one of the frightening statistics mentioned during ADL’s Women’s Initiative Breakfast: “Breaking the Prison Cycle” October 22.  Approximately 250 people attended the breakfast, which featured panelists Ashley Hanna, president of the Action Now Initiative; Jennifer Herring,
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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
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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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