Founded in 1984 by a group of Dallas area Holocaust Survivors, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’s Historic West End, the Museum hosted more than 80,000 visitors in 2018, among them 34,000 school children. A top-rated attraction in North Texas, the Museum is one of just a few Holocaust-related museums or centers in the United States and the only Holocaust museum serving North Central Texas, as well as the adjacent states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Museum has been recognized for its compelling and creative programming, internationally recognized exhibits and world-class speakers. Learn more »

The Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU (EHRP) is an interdisciplinary endeavor dedicated to providing opportunities for promoting, defending and extending human rights in the DFW area and in the world. The program is located in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. The program grew from a $1 million gift from SMU alumna Lauren Embrey and her sister, Gayle Embrey, in 2006. Prompted by Lauren Embrey’s life-changing trip to Poland in 2005 with Rick Halperin and other members of the SMU community, the sisters’ gift enabled SMU to create a pioneering program in human rights. At its heart, the message sent by the formation of EHRP was simple: if you want to learn how to create a world in which all people can not only survive, but thrive, come to SMU. Learn more »

The North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce fosters an inclusive business community that promotes economic vitality, connects members and advocates on their behalf. Since 2005, the Chamber served a network of LGBT and ally business owners, corporate partners and community leaders that support business development and equality. Learn more »

Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy. More than 1,200 volunteers and a paid staff of over 61 make Resource Center one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States. More than 60,000 people each year use the Center through its programs and services. From its roots as an advocacy group for civil rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, the Center continues its mission: to develop programs and offer services for the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS. Learn more »

Students at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business can take advantage of the school’s location near downtown Dallas to network with companies such as AT&T, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. With 10 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Dallas—only New York and Houston are home to more—business students at Cox benefit from their proximity through mentorship programs, speaker series and internship opportunities. Learn more »

The School of Law at SMU was established in February 1925. Highlighting the celebration of its 75th year, SMU School of Law was named Dedman School of Law in 2001 in honor of Dallas benefactors, Nancy and Robert H. Dedman, Sr., and their family. With more than 15,000 graduates, SMU Dedman School of Law has a national and international reputation of training prominent lawyers in both law and business. Learn more »

SMU’s Women & LGBT Center empowers students to increase awareness and understanding of gender equity issues. The center gives voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, with purpose to eliminate barriers, diminish prejudices, and create a supportive climate and space for all. Learn more »

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth strives to be the forum where a community of people with diverse perspectives engages in dialogue that builds understanding and inspires action. The Council is dedicated to educating and engaging the local community in national and international affairs through our public and education programming, international exchanges and diplomatic services. Learn more »