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ADL Centennial Event

Nathan to receive ADL Centennial Award

Marvin D. Nathan to receive Centennial Award

Nathan Sommers Jacobs, ADL Stand in Concert Against Hate

Marvin D. Nathan ADLOn Thursday, November 14, 2013, in celebration and recognition of ADL’s Centennial, the ADL Southwest Region will present Houston in Concert Against Hate featuring the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. ADL will honor certain community leaders and heroes who exemplify ADL’s mission and work.

A central part of Houston in Concert Against Hate will be the presentation of the ADL Centennial Award to the individual in our region who best embodies and promotes the ideals of ADL, and  devoted his legal career to support  those ideals. We are proud that ADL will present its Centennial Award to our law partner, Marvin D. Nathan.

Nathan Sommers Jacobs has close ties to the ADL, including attorneys who have served the organization in various leadership roles. Our firm has participated in ADL’s Community of Respect program for several years.  It is our privilege to participate in ADL’s Centennial and honor Marvin by serving as the event’s presenting sponsor and lead underwriter.

Other community leaders and heroes being recognized at the celebration include: Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza; Rabbi Samuel E. Karff; Reverend William A. Lawson; the family of James Byrd, Jr., including his children Renee, Jamie, and Ross; the Honorable Rodney Ellis; the Honorable Senfronia Thompson; Celina Fein; Walter Kase; Bill Morgan; Naomi Warren; Esther Campos; Michael Feinberg; Dr. Thomas Freeman; and Carol Shattuck.

Proceeds from Houston in Concert Against Hate will enable ADL to continue its wide range of programs and services to our community that include addressing the root causes of hatred and bigotry, conducting education, community and civil rights programs, and monitoring domestic extremists and hate groups.

About the ADL

Over its 100 years, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has continuously worked to build bridges of communication, understanding, and respect among diverse racial, religious, and ethnic groups. Founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all,” ADL has grown into the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations organization fighting against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry while at all times defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all.

The ADL Southwest Region with headquarters in Houston serves Texas from El Paso to Beaumont and all points south.