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Mar 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

SPLC Report: Civil Rights Movement Education Remains 'Woefully Inadequate' in a Majority of States

Three years after a first-of-its-kind study found that more than half of the states fail at teaching the civil rights movement to students, a new...

Dec 18, 2013, 16:14 ET

Teaching Tolerance Issues Nationwide Call to Teachers for Award

Award Recognizes Teachers Preparing Students for Diverse Society  The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project is...

Oct 29, 2013, 10:40 ET

Teaching Tolerance Launches 12th Annual National Mix It Up At Lunch Day

More than 6,000 Schools to Observe Annual Anti-Bullying Event  The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program will launch...

Oct 23, 2013, 16:24 ET

Teaching Tolerance Asks Congress to 'Mix It Up' in Open Letter

Annual Event Helps Break Down Social Barriers in Schools Nationwide  In the wake of the recent government shutdown, the Southern Poverty...

Sep 17, 2013, 09:52 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Appoints Lisa Sahulka as Chief Operating Officer

National Civil Rights Organization Taps Florida Executive  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced the appointment of Lisa...

Sep 13, 2013, 16:44 ET

Teaching Tolerance Magazine Examines How to End Bullying Behavior

Though schools across the nation have adopted anti-bullying policies that protect victims and punish perpetrators, they may be missing an...

Sep 03, 2013, 13:22 ET

Civil Rights Groups Urge OSHA, USDA to Protect Poultry, Meatpacking Plant Workers

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a formal petition today urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the...

Aug 08, 2013, 11:39 ET

More Human Trafficking Lawsuits Filed Against Signal International

Lawsuits Underscore Need for Stronger Regulations, Guest Worker Protections  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced that five...

May 21, 2013, 13:07 ET

Top U.S. Law Firms File Multiple Human Trafficking Lawsuits Against Signal International, LLC

 The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced an unprecedented collaborative effort by several of the country's most prestigious law...

May 21, 2013, 11:11 ET

Schools Gear Up for 12th Annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day

 Registration is now open for the 12th annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day event, Teaching Tolerance announced today. More than 5,000...

May 15, 2013, 10:29 ET

Inaugural Summer Issue of Teaching Tolerance Magazine Examines How Educators Can Help Students Cope with Community Violence

 When violence erupts in a community such as Newtown, Conn., or Oak Creek, Wis., schools can play an important role in helping children...

Apr 23, 2013, 16:11 ET

Teaching Tolerance Distributes Free Classroom Posters to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

 To commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project announced today it...

Apr 09, 2013, 10:00 ET

Teaching Tolerance Recognizes 63 Schools for Tolerance Efforts

Southern Poverty Law Center Project Names Mix It Up Model Schools  The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project named 63...

Mar 12, 2013, 11:55 ET

Teaching Tolerance Guide Provides Educators with Steps for Creating Welcoming Schools for LGBT Students

Guide Includes Advice for Combating Anti-LGBT Bullying  Though lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students are harassed at...

Mar 05, 2013, 12:00 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Report: Antigovernment 'Patriot' Movement Continues Explosive Growth, Poses Rising Threat of Violence

SPLC Urges Departments of Justice, Homeland Security to Increase Resources to Counter Domestic Terrorism Threat The number of...

Nov 27, 2012, 11:25 ET

SPLC Intelligence Report: Neo-Nazi Building White Supremacist Compound in Idaho

More than a decade after the headquarters of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations was shuttered and demolished, a protege of the group's late founder is...

Nov 19, 2012, 11:33 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Names New Public Affairs Director

Dana Vickers Shelley, Veteran Communications Strategist, Joins as SPLC Expands Reach  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced...

Sep 11, 2012, 11:56 ET

Human Rights Groups Urge Public Officials Not to Attend Values Voter Summit, Avoid Legitimizing Anti-LGBT Extremism

A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend the upcoming Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its...

May 23, 2012, 10:22 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report Profiles 30 Leaders of the Rising Radical Right

 Extremists leading a powerful resurgence of the American radical right are pushing baseless conspiracy theories and demonizing propaganda...

Dec 16, 2011, 15:50 ET

Southern Poverty Law Center Urges Department of Homeland Security to End Raids Terrorizing North Alabama Communities

Southern Poverty Law Center Urges Department of Homeland Security to End Raids Terrorizing North Alabama Communities ICE Agents Interrogated...