Council Against Hate – Model
“We must begin by rejecting the idea that we are powerless against hate. We can change how hate is spread and can create tools to do so. I announced the formation of a Council Against Hate at the State of the City address in April 2018 and proceeded to bring together diverse leaders to serve on the council. Individuals working together can workshop ideas and make them better. Coordination can speed those ideas, continue and replicate them.”
~ Chattanooga Andy Berke, When Hate Groups March Down Main Street: Engaging a Community Response
To be known as the most civil, safe, and welcoming community in the country that honors freedom of expression, protects marginalized populations, and regards the diversity of faiths, ethnicities, genders, and viewpoints as an essential strength.
To understand the factors leading to the spread of violent extremism and intolerance and to advise the public and private sectors on policies and strategies that will create a more civil, safe, and welcoming community for all people.