Southern Poverty Law Center: 10 Ways to Fight Hatred in America

New Community Resource Guide

The full guide can be found online here.
Or download it as a pdf: 10-ways.pdf.

10_ways1 ACT
Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance by the perpetrators, the public, and — worse — the victims. Community members must take action; if we don’t, hate persists.

2 JOIN FORCES
Reach out to allies from churches, schools, clubs, and other civic groups. Create a diverse coalition. Include children, police, and the media. Gather ideas from everyone, and get everyone involved.

3 SUPPORT THE VICTIMS
Hate crime victims are especially vulnerable. If you’re a victim, report every incident — in detail — and ask for help. If you learn about a hate crime victim in your community, show support. Let victims know you care. Surround them with comfort and protection.

4 SPEAK UP
Hate must be exposed and denounced. Help news orga­nizations achieve balance and depth. Do not debate hate group members in conflict-driven forums. Instead, speak up in ways that draw attention away from hate, toward unity.

5 EDUCATE YOURSELF
An informed campaign improves its effectiveness. Determine if a hate group is involved, and research its symbols and agenda. Understand the difference between a hate crime and a bias incident.

6 CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE
Do not attend a hate rally. Find another outlet for anger and frustration and for people’s desire to do something. Hold a unity rally or parade to draw media attention away from hate.

7 PRESSURE LEADERS
Elected officials and other community leaders can be important allies. But some must overcome reluctance — and others, their own biases — before they’re able to take a stand.

8 STAY ENGAGED
Promote acceptance and address bias before another hate crime can occur. Expand your comfort zone by reaching out to people outside your own groups.

9 TEACH ACCEPTANCE
Bias is learned early, often at home. Schools can offer lessons of tolerance and acceptance. Host a diversity and inclusion day on campus. Reach out to young people who may be susceptible to hate group propaganda and prejudice.

10 DIG DEEPER
Look inside yourself for biases and stereotypes. Commit to disrupting hate and intolerance at home, at school, in the workplace and in faith communities.

 

Solidarity and Prayer in the Face of Hatred and Racism

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Interfaith Community-Wide
Worship Service

Wednesday, August 16, 12:00 noon
at
Bethel AME Church
604 Walnut Street

In Light of the Recent Events
in  
Charlottesville, VA

It is important for the Wilmington community to come together in light of the recent events of Charlottesville, VA, with white nationalist, the KKK, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.
Join us as we come together as a community to respond with solidarity, prayer, and as a show of our commitment to the address the acts of hatred our nation witnessed over the weekend.
—Reverend Silvester Beaman 

Delaware Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Charlottesville

TODAY

Wilmington, Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. Several DE groups (Indivisible, Women’s March Huddles, etc. ) will be meeting by the Rockford Tower from 6 7pm on Sunday August 13, 2017. Please bring signs, candles, and a compassionate attitude to join in solidarity.

Rockford Park, near tower
Wilmington, DE 19806
TODAY, August 13, 6:00 PM

Go on Facebook and say you’re coming.

 

Watch video of Clergy in Charlottesville protesting the white supremacists, courtesy of Sojourner’s Magazine. The silent march included many UU clergy and UUA President Susan Frederick Gray.