About Communities Against Hate Initiative

Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate around the United States. The initiative leverages a reporting database that aggregates reports from both victims and witnesses of hate incidents, as well as offers legal and social services to support people in need. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing legal and social support, raising awareness, and educating the public on the prevalence of hate.

The initiative is led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and partner organizations representing diverse communities that reflect the fabric of America, including: Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback Inc.; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC); New York City Anti-Violence Project; and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic adviser to the initiative.

Our Statement of Principles

This project was made possible by support from the Open Society Foundations.

 

Resources

In collaboration with the Communities Against Hate initiative, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is helping to connect organizations and leaders in communities who are affected by hate incidents and violence with legal and social services resources. You can reach the Lawyers’ Committee here or at 1-844-9-NO-HATE.

Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and help respond to incidents motivated by hate around the United States. Communities Against Hate aims to aggregate data on hate incidents, providing connections to legal resources and social support, raising awareness, and helping to create a more accurate public record of the prevalence of hate incidents.

Below are some resources provided by organizations participating in the Communities Against Hate initiative. Please note that this list is not exhaustive of the resources available to individuals.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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Contact Information:

1-844-9-NO-HATE (1-844-966-4283)
[email protected]

Regions Served:

All states + DC and territories

Communities Served:
African-American/Black, Disability, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Hindu, Hispanic/Latino, Immigrant, Jewish, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Native American, Refugee, Sikh, South Asian, Women, General Community

Services Offered:
Awareness Campaigns, Data Collection / Reporting, Legal Aid, Training / Technical Assistance for Community Groups, Volunteer / Community Involvement

Worth Noting:

The Lawyers’ Committee’s Stop Hate Project seeks to strengthen the capacity of community leaders, law enforcement, and organizations around the country to combat hate by connecting these groups with established legal and social services resources. We will work to help victims of hate receive the resources that they need through community outreach and the 1-844-9-NO-HATE (1-844-966-4283) resource hotline. Our 1-844-9-NO-HATE hotline serves primarily as a resource for organizations and individuals working to combat hate in their respective communities. Additionally, we will leverage our national network of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to create legal resources and, in appropriate cases, provide access to counsel for victims of hate incidents and violence. The project will also help build an accurate public record of hate crimes and incidents.

GSA Network

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Regions Served:

National, representation includes California, Southeast, and Midwest

Communities Served:
LGBTQ, General Community

Services Offered:
Awareness Campaigns, Volunteer / Community Involvement, Self-Advocacy Coaching

Worth Noting:

Students can use our website to create a school petition to address issues happening in their schools at https://unite.gsanetwork.org/.

Hollaback!

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Regions Served:

National, International presence through locally run sites

Communities Served:
LGBTQ, Women

Services Offered:
Community Organizer Training, Bystander Intervention Training, Anti-Harassment Resources, Story Sharing and Advocacy

Worth Noting:

Hollaback! (www.ihollaback.org) provides trainings on bystander intervention and community organizing, along with research and story sharing on harassment in public spaces. Our platform HeartMob (www.iheartmob.org) provides real-time support for individuals facing online harassment. You can sign up as someone looking to provide support (including documenting, reporting, providing supportive messages, and more), or as someone looking to receive support.

Muslim Advocates

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Contact Information:

General inquiries: [email protected] or 415-692-1484
Specific to hate crimes: [email protected] or 415-692-4932

Regions Served:

National – all states + DC

Communities Served:
Muslim

Services Offered:
Data Collection / Reporting, Legal Aid, Support Groups

Worth Noting:

Reporting hate crimes in every state resource on our website: https://www.muslimadvocates.org/hate/reporting-hate-crimes-in-your-state/.

National Network for Arab American Communities

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Contact Information:

Email us at [email protected]

Regions Served:

We have member organizations in 11 states and do organizing work in Michigan, Chicago, and New York. We are based in Michigan.

Communities Served:
Immigrant, Middle Eastern, Muslim, General Community

Services Offered:
Awareness Campaigns, Training / Technical Assistance for Community Groups, Volunteer / Community Involvement, Health and Human Services

New York City Anti-Violence Project

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Contact Information:

Office Line: (212) 714-1184
24 hour English and Spanish Hotline: (212) 714-1141

Regions Served:

New York City and National

Communities Served:
LGBTQ, HIV affected survivors of violence

Services Offered:
Legal Aid, Community Organizing, Crisis Counseling, Survivor Advocacy Services

Worth Noting:

AVP leads the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition of organizations across the country that work on violence against LGBTQ and HIV affected people. Many of them have crisis lines: http://avp.org/about-avp/national-coalition-of-anti-violence-programs/423. The coalition releases annual reports on how LGBTQ and HIV affected communities are impacted by hate violence. Reports can be accessed here: http://avp.org/resources/reports/term/summary

AVP also does research and policy advocacy through the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

Southern Poverty Law Center

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Regions Served:

USA

Communities Served:
African-American/Black, Disability, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Hindu, Hispanic/Latino, Immigrant, Jewish, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Native American, Refugee, Sikh, South Asian

Services Offered:
Legal Aid

The National Council of La Raza

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Contact Information:

202-785-1678

Regions Served:

NCLR has state and regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, and San Antonio, and proudly represent more than 260 Affiliates—community-based organizations providing a range of essential services to millions of Latinos and others in need.

Communities Served:
Hispanic/Latino, Immigrant

Services Offered:
Awareness Campaigns, Data Collection / Reporting, Support Groups

Worth Noting:

NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. We partner with Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing. We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Latinos.

Transgender Law Center

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Contact Information:

https://transgenderlawcenter.org/legalinfo

Regions Served:

National

Communities Served:
Transgender, Gender nonconforming

Services Offered:
Legal Referrals

Worth Noting:

Transgender Law Center’s attorneys bring strategic lawsuits around the country in cases that present the opportunity to move the law forward for everyone in our community, particularly those most vulnerable—including low-income, homeless, and incarcerated people, people living in rural parts of the country, transgender immigrants, and transgender youth. Our cases also seek to guarantee access to healthcare and ID documents for all transgender people so that we can all live freely and safely as our authentic selves.

FBI

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Contact Information:

Contact Local Field Office: http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm

Regions Served:

All States, DC and Territories

Communities Served:
African-American/Black, Disability, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Hindu, Hispanic/Latino, Immigrant, Jewish, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Native American, Refugee, Sikh, South Asian, Women, General Community

Services Offered:
Data Collection / Reporting, Training / Technical Assistance for Community Groups, Investigation, Law Enforcement Training, Public Outreach