On February 13, 2020, New Yorkers across cultures and boroughs will join together for a citywide day against hate violence. The Day Against Hate is an opportunity for communities across New York to come together, learn concrete upstander skills, and begin to build the relationships we need to protect ourselves and each other from hate violence. The Center for Constitutional Rights is a co-sponsor of the Day Against Hate.
Hate violence is rising. Jewish, Muslim, Black and Brown, immigrant, and LGBTQIA+ communities — all have a shared interest in defeating Islamophobia, antisemitism, xenophobia, racism, homophobia and transphobia, and all forms of identity-based violence.
By participating in the Date Against Hate, residents of New York City will take another step away from fear, and toward each other. None of us is responsible for the bigoted ideologies that undergird hate violence, but all of us have the ability to fight back. By becoming upstanders, we can take greater responsibility for the safety and character of our city, and ourselves.