Allison Padilla-Goodman ’14 Named ADL Southeast Regional Director

Allison Padilla-Goodman ’14 (Ph.D., Sociology), a veteran community organizer, educator, and activist against racism and anti-Semitism, was named the Southeast Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Previously, Padilla-Goodman headed the ADL’s New Orleans-based South Central Region. In that position, she led a citywide coalition that brings together community leaders and members of law enforcement, as well as efforts supporting LGBT rights, immigrant rights, and religious freedom.
“We are thrilled that Allison has agreed to lead ADL’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry of all forms in the Atlanta region,” Steve Pepper, the ADL Southeast Region board chair, told the Atlanta Jewish Times, which reported the news. “She’s clearly made an impact in her native New Orleans, and we are looking forward to her leadership here in Atlanta.”
In addition to the ADL, Padilla-Goodman has worked for a New Orleans public school, an education nonprofit organization in Hong Kong, and in community organizing aimed at improving public safety and reducing violence among youth in New Orleans.

Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Submitted on: JUL 18, 2017

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