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ADL YLP: Megan and Grace Phelps Roper, "The Other Side of the Picket Line"

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St Theresa Catholic Church 6622 Haskell Street Houston, TX 77007

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The Anti-Defamation League’s Young Leaders & Professionals
In cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Young Adult Division (YAD), Holocaust Museum Houston’s NEXTGeneration, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, LULAC, NAACP, and Teach for America (TFA)

Invite you to special program
“The Other Side of the Picket Line: Love, Hate, and the Westboro Baptist Church”

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper
Former Members of the Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Memorial Park
6622 Haskell Street
Houston, TX 77007

RSVPs required by March 17

Free with code for ADL YLP Members
$20 for Non-Members
Light Hors d'oeuvres served. Seating is limited.

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for its daily public hate-filled protests against Jews, gays, the military and more. As granddaughters of the church’s founder and pastor, Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper were raised from birth on Westboro’s vitriolic rhetoric. One day they gained new perspectives from an unlikely source, and realized they could no longer support the mission. Hear the story behind their decision to leave the church and their family after they received a tweet from a Jewish internet blogger. Megan and Grace are now working to build bridges with the very same communities that they spent their lives hating. They once picketed Houston sites and now look forward to telling their story in Houston. We hope you can attend this special program for Houston area young adult professionals to meet these courageous women and hear their inspiring story.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” ADL’s Young Leaders & Professionals (YLP) is designed for interested professionals between 25-40 who want to learn about ADL’s work to fight anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and hate. For more information on how to become a YLP member, please visit:

This program is made possible in part by the Edith and Sidney Goldensohn Fund of the Fund for the Future of ADL's Southwest Region.

ADL Young Leaders & Professionals
Nicole Soussan & Alison Wilden
Steering Committee
Kent Altsuler, Leanne Baumel, Robert Carlton,
Jenny Gustafson, Jonathan Kessler, Lauryn Kobren, Jason Kobren, Merissa Littell, Ben Proler, Lindsey Putterman, Rebecca Silberman, Steve Simon, Rebecca Weiner

The Anti-Defamation League YLP group provides interested professionals ages 25-40 with an opportunity to engage in ADL’s work to fight for equality, respect, and civil rights for all. Members and guests will be invited to events focused on ADL’s efforts to counteract anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the United States and abroad through education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators, and the public.