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Allies Solidarity Network Launches To Unite Non-Profit Organizations Efforts To Address Hate

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Allies Solidarity Network Launches To Unite Non-Profit Organization Efforts To Address Hate 

In response to rising hate and harassment in the US, Right To Be, Eye to Eye, AJ SOCAL, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc, CAIR Chicago, 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms, Sibling Leadership Network, The Montrose Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and Act To Change will join forces to act proactively in the face of hate.

 

NEW YORK – This week, Right To Be, an organization working to end harassment in all its forms, has launched the Allies Solidarity Network, a group of non profit organizations dedicated to supporting communities experiencing hate and harassment. The Allies Solidarity Network will aim to take action against identity-based hate, discrimination, harassment, and violence through an intersectional approach – an approach that is needed now more than ever. 

 

The Allies Solidarity Network includes organizations serving different communities across identities like race, disability, gender, sexuality, and religion: Eye to Eye, AJ SOCAL, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc, CAIR Chicago, 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms, Sibling Leadership Network, The Montrose Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and Act To Change.

 

While violent crime has been on the decline since the 90s according to FBI statistics, a report from the Leadership Conference Education Fund, hate crimes have increased by more than 80% across the identities since 2015 in the United States. 

 

The Allies Solidarity Network will act proactively to raise awareness, respond to moments of hate, amplify the efforts of each partner’s mission, and facilitate collaborative programming between community leaders. Some actions will include social media campaigns, official communications (public statements), and conversations with experts across communities during moments of increased risk.

 

“We are proud to announce the launch of this collaborative effort. The network’s mission is to harness the power of the collective to strengthen all our efforts for a more just world, especially in the lead-up to another contentious election season,” said Jorge Arteaga, Vice President of Movement Building of Right To Be. “By joining our resources, expertise, and commitment, we hope to empower the communities impacted by hate and stand resilient in the face of adversity.”

 

“Our members all advocate for different communities that are experiencing increasing hate and harassment, but often our struggles intersect. As members of this network, these organizations are not only connected by hate, they are now all also united by the shared belief in allyship,” said Gabriela Mejia, Movement Building and Communications Manager at Right To Be. “Our shared hope is that no community will stand alone in the face of hate.” 

 

As the network prepares for an active fall agenda, it welcomes organizations to continue to grow their membership. The application form to join is currently open at: www.righttobe.org/alliesnetwork 

 

About Right To Be. Right To Be is a people-powered movement working to build a world free of harassment and filled with humanity. We are a team of educators, motivators, and facilitators who are listening, guiding, and cheering you on. Every day, we train hundreds of people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment. We hold space for people experiencing harassment to share their stories for affirmation and support. And we prepare new leaders to create workplaces, schools, and communities around the world that are filled with humanity. For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.righttobe.org. Follow Right To Be on Twitter and Facebook at @righttobeorg. 

 

About AJSOCAL. Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California (AJSOCAL) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Founded in 1983, AJSOCAL supports over 15,000 individuals and organizations annually. By offering free legal help, engaging in impact litigation, conducting crucial research, and advocating for policy change, AJSOCAL prioritizes the most vulnerable members of AAPI communities while fostering a robust advocacy for civil rights and social justice. Offices are in downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, with satellite offices in Sacramento, ensuring accessibility for all. www.AJSOCAL.org

 

About Eye To Eye. Eye To Eye is a national organization whose mission is to improve the educational experience and outcomes of neurodiverse students while growing the movement for a more equitable and inclusive society for all. https://eyetoeyenational.org/ 

 

About Act To Change. Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to end bullying of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth. It is the only national group with this primary focus, with an interdisciplinary approach that spans policy, education, public health, and civil rights. Act To Change empowers students by advocating for systemic change and providing resources to promote healthy communities. We envision a world where all youth, including within the AAPI community, have the opportunity to grow up feeling proud and supported in the development of their identity and sharing of their stories. Act To Change

 

About 1M4. 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4) is a public safety and mental health organization working to end police violence in the United States by the year 2038. Through prevention-focused initiatives, 1M4 is committed to the reduction of harm in the Black community through solutions derived from Black maternal figures. 1M4 welcomes the partnership and collaboration of all who want to assist in creating a safer and more just world. Learn about 1M4 at www.1M4.org. Share 1M4’s national mental health emergency response directory at www.therightresponse.co 

 

About Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. is committed to the development of professional leaders through shared experiences and fostered lifelong brotherhood. These men continuously promote the ideals of Pan-Americanism via intellectual dialogue, cultural awareness, and community service. www.phiota.org

 

About Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. Advancing Justice | AAJC’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Founded in 1991 in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice | AAJC is a voice for the Asian American community with the federal government, fighting for civil rights through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy, and empowering our communities by bringing local and national constituencies together and ensuring Asian Americans are able to participate fully in our democracy.

 

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