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Five things you can do to support your community and combat hate.

The past two weeks have been devastating. From Kentucky to Pennsylvania, we saw a tremendous loss of life fueled by hate-motivated violence that demonstrates what we know all too well — hate hurts. From a grandfather shopping with his grandson to worshipers spending their Saturday morning at their neighborhood Synagogue — lives were tragically and violently cut short, all because of the color of their skin or the religion they practice. These violent acts of racism and anti-Semitism come at a time when we

UBUNTU: Active Equity

The Stop Hate Project partnered with UBUNTU Research & Evaluation, LLC to host workshops in three cities. The workshops were designed to support participants in the co-development of a dignity-based framework for policy and/or practice. The framework was used to assess organizational progress toward creating and sustaining equitable communities internally and externally.  The framework as a whole is aimed at uncovering implicit bias, hate, and prejudice in a way that allows for personal and organizational change leading

Change The Terms

Although the internet has connected people and created new communities, it has also given new tools to those who want to hatefully threaten, defame, or attack people different from themselves. White supremacists and other organizations engaged in these sorts of hateful activities use social media and other major tech platforms to mobilize, fundraise, and normalize racism, sexism, bigotry, and xenophobia. In the past few years, hate activity online has grown significantly as the “alt-right” emerged from the shadows. While most tech

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on Proposal to Redefine Gender Under Title IX

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement in response to recent reports that the Trump administration is seeking to establish a narrow definition of sex under Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 that would exclude transgender people – as well as excluding non-binary, gender-fluid, ace, and other people from important civil rights protections that prevent discrimination on the basis of sex.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Not In Our Town Launch Stop Hate Action Kits to Help Communities and Schools Respond to Hate and Bias Incidents

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Not In Our Town Launch Stop Hate Action Kits to Help Communities and Schools Respond to Hate and Bias Incidents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In response to the dangerous rise in bias incidents and hate violence, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and Not In Our Town (NIOT) joined together to launch online guides for local communities to stand against hate and take positive, ongoing action to

Resources for Communities Targeted by Hate

The Stop Hate Project was launched in March 2017 to help combat the surge in hate crimes by strengthening the capacity of communities to combat hate. We do so by connecting individuals and organizations with resources in their local communities and develop content to fill identified resource gaps. Below are some of our most frequently used resources that were developed to assist individuals and organizations who are confronted by hate.  “Targeted by hate?”  is a

Post-Masterpiece: Navigating LGBTQ Hate Crime Laws in Your State

By Sarah Decker Sarah Decker is a legal intern with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She is a rising 2L at Georgetown University Law Center, and a recent graduate of Bucknell University, where she received a BA in International Relations, Philosophy, and Arabic.   if (window.addEventListener){ window.addEventListener("message", function(event) { if(event.data.length >= 22) { if( event.data.substr(0, 22) == "__MM-LOCATION.REDIRECT") location = event.data.substr(22); } }, false); } else

The Implications of Masterpiece Cakeshop

By Briana Clark On June 27, 2018, Justice Kennedy, a crucial swing vote in numerous civil rights cases, announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. Justice Kennedy’s retirement placed many people in fear that several important rights and privileges afforded to underrepresented communities will begin to be curtailed. Because the decisions of the Supreme Court—and in many cases the decision of one swing vote, often Justice Kennedy— undoubtedly and pervasively impact the livelihood and rights of millions of people, it is

Action Item: Get Informed

By: Alex Ruf Every month the Stop Hate Project lists one action item that individuals can do to combat hate and strengthen their communities. In an already divisive and inflammatory climate, June has been a particularly challenging month. With a series of disappointing Supreme Court decisions, we are reminded that the fight for justice is far from over. As movements grow in support of marginalized communities and against policies that further alienate and harm communities, we have compiled a list of movies