Action Item: Join the Conversation

  Join or host a community meeting – big or small – that brings together individuals of diverse backgrounds to learn about the experiences of those directly affected by hate. By centering those who have experienced hate crimes and hate incidents, we learn more about the effect of hate and the needs of those targeted. Use the meeting as an opportunity to learn from and provide support to fellow community members. Come to the meeting with a sense of some of

Black Civil Rights Leaders Take Action At Congressional Briefing

By: Taylor Dumpson The proposal made by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, to revoke the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status for immigrants from primarily black and brown countries, to cut the Diversity Visa Program, and reinforce hateful and prejudicial stereotypes surrounding immigrant communities is an issue inherently connected to the topic of Civil Rights.  It is, as Civil Rights Leaders from over seven different organizations call, a “racial

February Action Item: Get to know your local community organizations

Hundreds of organizations across the country work to combat hate every day. By pushing back against bigotry, serving as a much-needed support network for their members, and providing direct services to those in need, organizations on the ground work day-in and day-out to make their communities safe and welcoming places for all. As part of the Stop Hate Project’s mission, we work to strengthen the capacity of local communities to combat hate. This includes supporting and lifting up the work of

Spotlight: Stop Hate Project Team Members Ravenn Triplett and Taylor Dumpson

By: Kieaira Lucas The Stop Hate Project works with diverse communities across the country to respond to their needs and strengthen their capacity to combat hate. To do so we rely on a broad range of expertise from our team members including undergraduate and legal interns, as well as fellows and full time staff. In January we welcomed two new interns to the Stop Hate Project team, Ravenn Triplett and Taylor Dumpson. They bring a wealth knowledge about working with disadvantaged

Young Women Targeted for Hate Help Make Sure Others Are Protected from Discrimination

A “Ku klux starter pack,” featuring a noose, a burning torch, a black doll, and a white hood.  A screenshot of an African-American student juxtaposed with an image of a white man beating a black slave hung by his hands.  A picture of a high school student and the high school basketball coach, both of whom are African-American, with nooses drawn around their necks.  Multiple comparisons of African-American women and students to gorillas. These were the vile racist and sexist images

“I Am Stronger Than Hate” Artwork

By Nazia Mian As part of our Bullying Prevent Month of Action in October, the Lawyers’ Committee launched the National “I Am Stronger Than Hate” Art Competition for children in K-12 schools across the country. School children submitted original drawings that demonstrate how they are stronger than hate. Discussions about bullying, hate, and intolerance can be difficult. Having children use their creativity to express how they are stronger than hate is just one example of how parents and teachers can

The Lawyers’ Committee and Columbia Legal Services Express Concern Over District Handling of Bullying and Harassment of Ardmore Elementary Student

The Stop Hate Project and Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Columbia Legal Services in Washington expressed concern regarding the Bellevue School District’s response to the bullying and harassment of Ardmore Elementary student Nasir Andrews. The letter was sent in September 2017.  Click here to read the letter to the Bellevue School District.   1

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