About The 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. Folks within the United States who share their story of harassment with Hollaback! have the option to submit their story to the Communities Against Hate initiative, raising awareness of hate incidences nation-wide.
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: Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS); Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network); Hollaback; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; Asian Americans Advancing Justice; South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT); New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc. of Anti-Violence Network; and the Transgender Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is serving as a strategic adviser to the initiative.