In 2013, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will mark our Centennial. For 100 years, ADL has led in the fight against Anti-Semitism, bigotry and hate with a goal of securing justice and fair treatment for all.
The theme for our Centennial year is "Imagine a World Without Hate," a dream we hope to make a reality.
Locally, ADL's Centennial will be recognized throgh a compelling series of evening speakers featuring ADL experts. This series is open to the public at no charge. Over the course of three sessions, we will highlight the scope of ADL's impact by exploring many of our notable accomplishments in standing up for civil rights; advocating for Middle-East peace; and monitoring extremist groups.
The ADL Centennial Speaker Series is generously brought to the community by Presenting Sponsors Marianne and Roger Staubach.
Session 1: "A Rapidly Changing Middle East: Does it Have to be Bad for Israel?" Featuring ADL National Deputy Director Kenneth Jacobson
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ADL National Deputy Director Kenneth Jacobson previously served as ADL's Senior Associate National Director, responsible for supervision of and overall strategy for both International Affairs and Interfaith Affairs, as well as the senior advisor on issues of both domestic and international ADL positions and statements.
Mr. Jacobson is the author of numerous publications, including The Protocols: Myth and History; The Middle East: Questions and Answers; The Middle East “Post” Lebanon, and U.S. Aid to the Middle East: A Look Back, A Look Ahead. His articles have appeared in such prestigious publications as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday. He is also author of the annual article on U.S.-Israel Relations in The American Jewish Yearbook. He has spoken before a variety of audiences and media outlets, not only in the United States, but in Russia, Germany, Israel and South Africa.
Why do I need a ticket if this is a free event?
Distributing tickets allows ADL to ensure the event runs smoothly by having an appropriate number of seats, event staff and security.
Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ticket holders with matching identification will enjoy expedited entrance to the venue.
The name on the ticket doesn't match the attendee, will I be let in?
Yes, but the attendee will need to provide identification and complete a registration process.
Can I make changes or additions to my registration?
Yes, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets to change names of registrants, add attendees or change your contact information.
What are the details of the other sessions of the series?
March 21, 2013- "A Roadmap to Right-Wing Extremism and Violence in Texas" Featuring: ADL Director of Investigative Research, Dr. Mark Pitcavage (7:00 PM, Temple Shalom- 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas)
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May 6, 2013- "Religious Freedom - Equal Opportunity - Free Speech, America's Quest for a More Perfect Union: Are We There Yet?" Featuring: ADL National Director of Civil Rights Deborah Lauter (7:00 PM, Congregation Anshai Torah- 5501 West Parker Road, Plano)
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ADL Orange County/Long Beach
The Anti-Defamation League fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.
ADL Charter, October 1913
ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad. With an array of educational, legislative, diplomatic, and interfaith initiatives, our office acts as an important resource for the community at-large.