SaulPaul was honored to keynote the ADL Austin 9th Annual No Place for Hate® Youth Summit on November  15, 2016. More than 700 students and educators participated in this highly-spirited one-day summit at Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium at The University of Texas at Austin.  Leaders at the summit worked to empower students and faculty to build campuses of respect.

As part of his performance, SaulPaul shared his song, “I Can Only Be Me,” and encouraged students to “show love rather than hate.” In the workshops, student learned the dangers of bigotry, how to recognize bullying on their campuses, tools to confront the behavior, and how to be an ally.

Almost 100 volunteers including representatives from the Austin Police Department, Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, Seton, and the National Council of Jewish Women joined ADL Austin to provides educators and students with the tools to stand up against hate and the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are a part of their school’s curriculum.

Lynne Stein and Lauren Halpern, ADL Austin Education Co-Chairs, led the effort to organize this year’s ADL No Place for Hate© Youth Summit.



About the The No Place for Hate® initiative:

The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. No Place for Hate® also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice. Launched in Austin schools in the fall of 2004, the popular initiative has been embraced by hundreds of campuses throughout the Central Texas region.