Organizations across the country have long played a role in confronting and responding to hate that targets their communities. One such organization, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services (MEIRS) was created in 2008 by members of the very community it serves. In 2008, a group of young Somalis in Lewiston, Maine recognized a desperate need to help refugee youth in their community. Starting out of a van that held athletic equipment, this group of community members organized to help recently resettled
In response to calls we have received to the Stop Hate Hotline (844-9-NO-HATE), we have launched a Bullying Prevention Portal with resources for students, parents, and educators. These resources add to the great work organizations in communities across the country are doing to combat hate in schools. Below are some resources from allies and partners. As we recognize Bullying Prevention Month with a Month of Action, we will be raising awareness and sharing resources that reach across
Download: National “I am Stronger Than Hate” Art Competition Flyer. This National Bullying Prevention Month, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights invites K-12 school children to submit an original drawing that represents how they are “Stronger Than Hate.” Winners of the competition will receive a gift card, and the artwork will be displayed online at www.8449nohate.org. Please see flyer for additional details.