A wave of hate broke over the U.S. following the 2016 elections, affecting people from all walks of life, all across the country. Communities Against Hate is our response—a national initiative to document stories and respond to incidents of violence, threats and property damage motivated by hate in the United States. As an historic coalition of diverse national organizations and neighborhood groups, we provide a safe place for survivors and witnesses to share stories of hate incidents through our online database and telephone hotline. Hate incidents are bias motivated incidents committed, in whole or in part, because of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or ethnicity. Hate incidents may or may not constitute a crime. We connect survivors and witnesses to legal resources and social services. And we come together to advocate for a better America.
Communities Against Hate is led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in partnership with an extraordinarily diverse array of organizations.
The Southern Poverty Law Center serves as a strategic adviser to the initiative.
Read our statement of principles here.
Communities Against Hate is made possible through support from the Open Society Foundations.