HOUSTON (August 15, 2017) – Mayor Sylvester Turner and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen will join the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) at a news conference Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to show support for the citizens of Charlottesville, and to denounce this weekend’s display of violence, hate and murder that has rocked the country.

The news conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Legacy Room at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002.

The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will be joined by IM’s President & CEO Martin B. Cominsky, ADL Southwest Regional Director Dayan Gross, Rabbi David Rosen, from Congregation Beth Yeshurun, MJ Khan, from the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, Bishop James Dixon, from The Community of Faith, as well as numerous faith and community leaders.

A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM provides three main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston which delivers more than 1.5 million meals each year to seniors in Harris and Galveston Counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; and, Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths. For more information, visit www.imgh.org.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. We encourage anyone who is the target of hate or has witnessed a hate incident to report it to ADL at southwest@adl.org or 713-627-3490.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Raequel Roberts
Office: 713-533-4973
Cell: 713-444-0432

Anti-Defamation League
Dena Marks
Cell: 832-567-8843