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 local community organizations how we can. As community members, one way you can get involved in combatting hate is by supporting your local organizations. If you aren’t sure where to begin, visit our Communities Against Hate Resource Map to find an organization near you.

Visit their website to learn more, connect with staff to let them know they are appreciated, or plan an in person visit to learn about the services they provide and how you can help support their work. When an individual is targeted for hate it can be an isolating experience – for many, local community organizations provide the front-line support that they need.

After you pay your organization a visit, let us know how it went. Send us an e-mail to [email protected] or send us a Tweet to @StopHateProj and use the hashtags #StopHate and #StrongerThanHate.