Peacebuilding in Troubled Times: A Dialogue on Hate & Extremism

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Tuesday March 2

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Coalition Against Hate, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Anti-Defamation League will collaborate on a panel discussion on peacebuilding and combating hate and extremism. 

Meet the Panelists

Carl Josehart is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Family Service Houston and as the Board Chair for Holocaust Museum Houston. Past experience includes 11 years as CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann, leadership experience in acute care, ambulatory care and earlier in his career as a clinical social worker. Carl’s career has been distinguished by a commitment to social justice and serving underserved or historically disadvantaged populations including individuals impacted by poverty, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination and promoting equality for the LGBTQ+ community.

Marjorie Joseph currently serves as the Executive Director for Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH). HCAH is a network of community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging. The Coalition is committed to addressing all incidents of hate, bias, violence, and discrimination, on the basis of a person or group’s religion, race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, abilities, age, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, immigration status, or genetic information. HCAH does this through education, research, relationship building, and prevention initiatives, as well as partnering with organizations to host events that celebrate diversity and make Houston strong.

Rabbi David Lyon was ordained in 1990, at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), in Cincinnati and has served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, in Houston, since 2004. Rabbi Lyon is a Vice-President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). In Houston, Rabbi Lyon is a board member of the United Way of Greater Houston; board member of Interfaith Ministries; a member of ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect; and a member of the advisory board of Holocaust Museum Houston. He is honored to be on of Houston’s Three Amigos with Rev. Bill Lawson and Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza. 

Dena Marks is the Senior Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional Office. Her main responsibility at ADL is publicity, but she also serves as a liaison with law enforcement, facilitates various training sessions, coordinates regional fact finding, handles some discrimination complaints and staffs ADL’s International Affairs Committee and Committee on Law Enforcement, Extremism and Antisemitism. Before joining ADL in April of 1999, she spent 21 years in television news. 

 

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