Are You Ready for United Against Hate Week?

The week of November 17-23, 2019 has been designated United Against Hate Week. The campaign is designed to bring communities together to learn from each other, surface local concerns and seek solutions. We hope you will save the date and join us!

Here are 20 ideas for action during United Against Hate Week that you can take in your town! 

Learn how to get involved  at the United Against Hate Week official website.  

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Each year, schools across the US participate in bullying prevention activities during the month of October, but you can consider these activities any time of year. In 2019, when hate is on the rise, our greatest challenge is to stop bullying and hate and move toward welcoming, identity-safe and inclusive places.

1. Check out our  Anti-Bullying Film Festival   and support an open discussion on ways to promote inclusion and stand up to hate.

2. Access or share our anti-bullying resources from Not in Our Schools. 

NIOS Schools

North Hempstead Council Member Viviana Russell looks on as the children create their positive footprints.
North Hempstead Council Member Viviana Russell looks on as the children create their positive footprints.
'Positive Footprint' Program in North Hempstead Teaches Children to Be Upstanders

Children viewed a NIOT film called "Leaving a Positive Footprint," that told the story of how students at Grimmer Elementary School in Fremont, California worked together to make the school a "bully-free zone," and how to be an "upstander" as opposed to a bystander.

The film was followed by a lively discussion and an art project in which everyone traced their feet, cut them out and then wrote inspirational sayings, and anti-bullying slogans. The "positive footprints" were then hung on the walls throughout the facility to help inspire other people to be "upstanders."   Watch video

Upcoming Events

NIOT groups around the country are always holding events - film screenings, community discussions, panels, rallies, marches and other activities. Visit the NIOT website to see what's coming up and how to participate. This month and next, NIOT film screenings are happening in Los Angeles and throughout the Bay Area in conjunction with United Against Hate Week.

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